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Heavener Runestone State Park

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Heavener Runestone State Park is located in eastern Oklahoma in Le Flore County just minutes east of Lake Wister and Lake Wister State Park and north of the Ouachita National Forest about 10 miles from the Arkansas border east of U.S. Highway 59.

The 55-acre day-use park features mysterious carvings on a huge granite slab, rumored to be the work of Viking explorers. The stone was first seen by white men in 1874 and subsequently donated to the state in 1965 by the Herbert Ward family. "Parkhood" was achieved in 1970.

Open daily until dark; handicapped accessible; motorcoach parking. Donations accepted.

Location: Rt 1, Box 1510, Heavener Oklahoma 74937 Telephone 918-653-2241

Other History nearby:
(Fort Smith) Belle Grove Historic District
(Poteau) Caboose Museum
(Tuskahoma) Choctaw Nation Museum
(Fort Smith) Darby House
(Fort Smith) Fort Smith Museum of History
(Fort Smith) Guitar Museum

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