Medicine Park has an impressive list of places to eat. From Old Plantation, to riverside that is right on a lake. You will not want for something to eat. The world famous Meers Burger is also 8 minutes away.
We also have a row of colorful boutiques and shops right in downtown medicine Park. All of them are walking distance from any of our cabins.
“Best Burger in Oklahoma”. Once a bustling town of miners seeking gold in the Wichita Mountains, all that remains of the town of Meers now is our world renowned family restaurant of the same name. Meers population has dwindled from the gold rush peak of 500 down to the present residents: one family of six people, eight cats and a dog. The Meers Store and Restaurant has became famous for our Meersburger, a 7″ diameter burger made exclusively from prize winning Texas Longhorn beef raised on the family’s own ranch. Beef that is actually lower in cholesterol than chicken!
Old Plantation Restaurant
I am a foodie, this is one of the best home cooking restaurant anywhere in the country. Eat here, and eat here some more. “Nuff Said!”
We are a family of avid hikers and it is the reason we moved here. The wildlife refuge has over 40 trails, ranging from flat trails in the Forrest. To hiking up mountains, the views and wildlife is breathtaking. Our favorites for a family is Elk mountain and parallel forest.
The refuge provides habitat for large native grazing animals such as American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, and white-tailed deer. Texas longhorn cattle also share the refuge rangelands as a cultural and historical legacy species. More than 50 mammal, 240 bird, 64 reptile and amphibian, 36 fish and 806 plant species thrive on this important refuge.
Visitors to the refuge can enjoy wildlife watching, hunting, fishing, special events and much more.
For the serious or amateur hiker.
- Elk Mountain is perfect for ALL ages and abilities
- This is a link with all your options, have fun! https://www.alltrails.com/explore/us/oklahoma/medicine-park
When it comes to water there are too many lakes to mention but the two most popular are Bath Lake – which is staffed by lifeguards and the biggest lake – Lake Lawtonka where you can boat, jetski and fish for trout. You are always a mile away from water in medicine Park.
- The Bath Lake
.7 Miles away
Is still a secret swimming gem for visitors to Medicine Park’s downtown. Since established in 1908, the swimming hole has been restored to its former glory for all to enjoy. It is very picturesque and brings you right back to that small-town feel.
Bath Lake in Medicine Park is a great summertime hot spot for the whole family, swimming, inflatable rafts and bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy the natural waters from the nearby Medicine Creek. The temperature of the water at Bath Lake remains mild throughout the summer. In the wintertime, Bath Lake is a great destination for trout fishing.
You will find Bath Lake monitors are located on the deck.They will sell swimmer wristbands.
While there are many great fishing spots, here are our favorites:
- Walk/Bike/Drive 500 feet North from the house to the beautiful Dam
- Walk/Bike/Drive a little over half a mile south from the house
- Rex Leath Dr Medicine Park, OK 73557
Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences:
Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center
Welcome to the aquarium! Located at 1 Aquarium Drive on HWY 49 at the foothills of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.
The aquarium’s first phase will host seven galleries and exhibits. Sunfishes, True Basses, Catfishes, Trout, Pikes and Perch, Bio-Diversity, Jurassic Fish, and Marvels and Mysteries.
The Wildflower and Butterfly Garden is sure to be a whimsical experience with Mount Scott as the picturesque backdrop. Along with the River Otter exhibit and Turtle Town, the Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center is an amazing new educational and recreational experience for all ages. http://www.mpmns.org/
Medicine park has over a dozen cute shops from Cobblescone Cafe, to The Legend Tattos shops, to Two marijuana dispensaries, 2 bars, specialty drink shop to mention a few.
Lawton is about 14.5 miles/21 mins from any of our cabins, which you can see pictures of and book here- https://medicineparkvacation.com
Our cabins are about 102 miles/2 hrs and 18 mins from the Oklahoma City Capitol Building.
Fort Sill is about 17.4 miles/23 mins from our cabins.
Our cabins are about 5.9 miles/15 mins from Mt. Scott.
All of our cabins are about 9.4 miles/16 mins from Meers Store and Restaurant. (Meers is cash only)
Medicine Park and all four of our cabins are open year round. There are some attractions that close throughout the year including Bath Lake. Bath Lake is open during the summer months and closes in the fall.
Yes, there are several lakes to choose from. From the MountainView cabin you can go a quarter mile left and swim at Lake Lawtonka. The most common swimming hole is Bath Lake – located in the downtown area and does offer safe, fun swimming! If you go right from MountainView you will run right into it.
There are a ton of things to do in Medicine Park. They have events throughout the year which you can find info on here- https://medicinepark.com/event-calendar/
There is the downtown shopping area (just to the right of MountainView) that you can walk from store to store and shop local and many handmade goods. There is also the Medicine Park Aquarium which is only 2.6 miles/5 min drive from any of our cabins!
There are several restaurants in close proximity to all of our cabins which include Riverside Cafè, The Old Plantation, Small Mountain Street Tacos, Chad’s El Sabores Mexican Restaurant, and Park Tavern.
There is Mt. Scott Service Road which is about 5.6 miles of paved hiking. There is also Lawtonka Trails which has 6 different trails ranging in difficulty.
All of our cabins are within a ½ mile from the downtown area.