3 Tips for Visiting Wanda’s Blue Hole Park

With summer break nearing its end, most parents are wistfully exchanging summertime leisure and outdoor fun for school supplies, packed lunches and after-school schedules. However, there’s still time to make the most of what’s left of summer by taking day trips to the many unique locations around Oklahoma! One of the most popular places to go in the area is Wanda’s Blue Hole Park, a natural swimming hole located just seven miles from Salina, OK, and an hour from Tulsa.

Thinking about going? Here are three tips to keep in mind when preparing for your outing.

1. Wear Water Shoes

Water shoes are a must. As soon as you enter the park, you can expect to walk on rocks wherever you go, which makes for a good rock AND cut up feet collection! While the geography is beautiful and certainly unexpected from typical Tulsa terrain, traversing it can be a painful experience without proper footwear.

2. Set Up Camp

Something many people do is bring an E-Z Up and set up a home base somewhere along the water. It’s not uncommon to grill out and pack a spread especially if you want to stay most of the day. Another must-have is a folding chair to plop down near your camp or even right in the water. Sitting in a chair in the water is much more comfortable than sitting on the rocks. Make your encampment yours for the day with as much or little as you want!

3. Float Your Boat

Another popular move is bringing a flotation device to laze around on (i.e. a pool noodle, raft, life jacket or a giant inflatable animal). Although swimming is fun, having something to float on makes it more enjoyable– especially since the pool can get quite deep in the middle– so give yourself a break from treading water! There’s also a section that branches off into a river that has some faster flowing currents that is perfect for cruising along on a tube if that’s what you prefer.

For more details, check out Missy David’s post about her trip to Blue Hole.

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