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First Day Hikes 2022

In keeping with an annual tradition, Oklahoma State Parks will again host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2022. The free, guided hikes present an opportunity to begin the New Year on a healthy perspective by getting outdoors, connecting with nature and promoting year-round recreation.

Guided Hikes: 20 state parks will host guided hikes on New Year’s Day. Park staff and volunteers will lead the free hikes.

Personal Hikes: Although not all Oklahoma State Parks are hosting guided hikes, the parks department encourages all guests to take the opportunity on Jan. 1 to hit the trails and walk their way to health on their own time. Guests should take advantage of bicycle and equestrian trails and golf courses for fresh air and recreation. All Oklahoma State Parks are open for outdoor visitors.

Parking will be free at all Oklahoma State Parks on Jan. 1, 2022.

Lake Thunderbird State Park: Meet at 10 a.m. at the Discovery Cove Nature Center for two different hikes. The first will take guests on the Nature Trail, while the second will take guests on a paved, accessible trail. 405-360-3572/405-321-4633

Guided First Day Hikes will be held in the following Oklahoma State Parks. All park contact numbers and hike information can be found at


Saturday, Jan. 01, 2022


10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Discovery Cove Nature Center

1201 Clear Bay Ave., Norman, OK 73072