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State Park secret: CCC cabins at Osage Hills

Our cabin at Osage Hills State Park, Oklahoma (Scarborough photo)This is a quick note about our lodgings after we stopped in Duncan, Oklahoma to see the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.

After a drive across pretty much the entire state from south to north, we spent the night at Osage Hills State Park near Pawhuska and Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

It’s part of the Osage Nation in the northeast part of the state.

I picked that park because it has little cabins built during the 1930s Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC,) just like the “Hobbit Cabins” that my family enjoyed so much at Bastrop State Park in Texas.

Entrance to Osage Hills State Park near Pawhuska, Oklahoma (Scarborough photo)

Our Osage Hills cabin was comfy and modernized with a kitchen and bathroom; it was very pleasant to be disconnected from the phone, TV and Internet for one night.

My daughter practiced her guitar and actually let me read out loud to her from the Little House on the Prairie book, in preparation for our visit the next day to the original Little House near Independence, Kansas.

If you ever find a park with CCC cabins, make a point to stop for the night. I think you’ll enjoy them.

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