Osage Hills State Park - An Outstanding Outdoor Adventure (even though it rained)


Dear Henry,

Saturday began as a rainy, dreary day and we just couldn't sit in this apartment any longer. Fish had heard about a waterfall located in the Osage Hills State Park and, because waterfall photography favors rainy days, we headed out.

Osage Hills State Park is one of the original seven Civilian Conservation Corps parks created during the Great Depression.  Work began on the park in 1935.  Throughout the 1,100 acres are many remnants of the worker's stone housing. The guest cabins, although renovated, are the originals.  There is also an outdoor pool.

The park contains plenty of hiking trails, a well-stocked lake (Lookout Lake), and Sand Creek Falls, which was the highlight of our trip (Fish didn't bring his pole). We spent a couple of hours wandering around and dodging raindrops.

We will definitely be returning for a longer stay, although I suspect the park is quite popular during the Summer months.

xoxo a.d. elliott