Heavener Runestone Park is a 55-acre (220,000 m2) park located in Le Flore County, Oklahoma. It is located near the city of Heavener, Oklahoma. Formerly a state park of Oklahoma, it was transferred to the City of Heavener in 2011, and is now operated by the Friends of Heavener Runestone, a non-profit organization. The Festival held at the park on two weekends a year serves as a fundraiser for operating and maintaining the park.Add Heavener Runestone Park and other attractions to your Heavener trip itinerary using our Heavener holiday planner.
Opened in 1970, the park has been erected around the Heavener Runestone, a runestone found in 1923, and most likely inscribed in the 19th century, perhaps by a Swedish immigrant. The stone is located on Poteau Mountain just outside the town's limits.
Heavener Runestone Park reviews
first, it's important to note that the story about the vikings origin of the stones in this park is a myth. 1, no archaeological evidence exists of vikings ever having been in the area. 2, the very... more »
The runestone was interesting and the background information on it (and the Vikings that left it there ) was fairly comprehensive and easy to understand. It's still a mystery how the Vikings got to... more »
Very nice park overall. It's very popular with the hang gliding/paragliding community. But the road up to the launch area is rough and treacherous, and really needs improvement. Don't expect to be able to get up it without a 4x4. Fortunately, the rest of the park is perfectly accessible.
This place holds a dear spot in our hearts! We always stop here when travelling through. It's a beautiful little park and a neat look at history. It's dear to me and my husband because we got engaged out here on a hike! Just be careful as the steps to the runestone aren't the easiest to traverse.
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