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Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma Offers Endless Opportunities for Wildlife Enthusiasts


Fast Facts about the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma

  Outdoor Recreation & Oklahoma Wildlife Fun Facts
Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance: The Link to Landowners - Outdoor Oklahoma March/April 2006
Take a Playa Lakes Road Trip - Outdoor Oklahoma Jan/Feb 2006
A Grassroots Alliance - Outdoor Oklahoma Jan/Feb 2006
Press Release - September 12, 2002 (195KB)
State hopes nature trail lures visitors, Sept. 8, 2002, Chad Love, The Oklahoman


images in this section courtesy of
the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Discover more than 130 destinations along 13 driving loops through western Oklahoma. The trail will delight birders, wildlife enthusiasts and history buffs with Oklahoma's abundant and diverse wildlife, rich cultural history, beautiful landscapes, scenic drives and open spaces.


Ss you drive through grassland areas with scattered shrubs, keep an eye open for the black-tailed jack rabbit, especially at dawn and dusk.

Photo credit ľUS Fish & Wildlife Service

The trail map will guide you to key stops for sighting wildlife, such as the prairie dog, an icon of the Oklahoma prairie. You can spot this critter all along the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma.



With its bright yellow belly, the Western Meadow lark is easy to identify and can be seen year-round in Oklahoma. Watch for it perched on fence posts all along the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma.