Description - On a peninsula in the rolling foothills of Sequoyah State Park, this rustic Guest Ranch is a great western getaway. A flexible setting for families, reunions or conventioneers, visitors can count on finding all kinds of fun – from fishing, golf and tennis to horseback riding and two-steppin'.
Western Hills Guest Ranch & Sequoyah State Park is located in eastern Oklahoma on the shores of Fort Gibson Lake. An 18-hole golf course with pro shop and rentals is available. A marina offers boat rentals and sales, loading dock, gas dock, slip rental, paddle boats, personal watercraft, storage, bait/tackle and indoor fishing dock. Choose from equestrian trails, nature trails, fitness trails, mountain bike trails or hiking trails. Campground facilities include RV sites, tent sites, comfort stations with showers and lighted boat ramps. As an additional service, visitors can Rent-A-RV on site, choosing from a variety of campers (918-282-2319). Groups will find group picnic shelters, RV group camp, group camp facility with bunkhouses and a dining hall. Western Hills Resort is also on site and offer lodge rooms, cottages, meeting space, riding stables, restaurant, nature center, outdoor chuck wagon cookouts and after-dinner entertainment. This great western getaway is for families, reunions, couples and conventioneers. For more information on lodge rooms and cabin reservations, call 800-368-1486
- Features/Facilities: Horse Rental • Iron/Board • Meeting Room • 19,900 Lake Acres • 2,200 Park Acres • Resort Ranch (101 guest rooms & suites) • 54 Cottages • Bunkhouse (sleeps 46) • 9 Meeting Rooms (capacity of 898) • Calico Crossing Restaurant • Black Jack's Saloon • 6
Nearby: Cherokee Heritage Center (village, drama & museum) • Five Civilized Tribes Museum • Scenic Illinois River
Special Rating: Mobil 2 Star
Sequoyah Riding Stables 1-877-772-3906, or (918) 772-3906
Golf: 18-hole course (par 70) open daily, 7 am - 8 pm. Also: Putting Green • Pro Shop • Rental Clubs • Golf Carts • Pull Carts • Senior Citizen & Twilight Discounts • Tournaments
Highlights: Winter Bluegrass Festival (Jan.) • Eagle Watch (Feb.) • American Fiddlers Festival (Feb.) • Kite Flight (Mar.) • Deer Drive (Apr.) • Made in Oklahoma Festival in (Apr) • Kid's Fishing Derby (Jun.) • Junior Ranger Program (Jun.) • Great Pumpkin Egg Hunt (Oct.)
Recreation - Camping Areas, 425 Campsites • Assigned Campground • Group Camp (capacity of 150) • Three Forks Nature & Hiking Trail • Fully-Accessible Trail • Eagle's Roost Trail • Fossil Trail • Nature Center • Naturalist • Swimming Beach & Pool • Boating • Boat Tours with Captain • Paddleboating • Water Skiing • Horseback Riding • Hayrides • Volleyball • Bicycling • Archery • Game Room • Recreation Specialist • Marina (boat rentals) • Lil' Wrangler Children's Program • Park Pal Fishing Clinics • Corporate Team Building Games • Supervised Recreation Programs • 40 x 60 Tent Rental
Climate - This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.