Heavener Runestone Park

18365 Runestone Rd
Heavener, OK 74937

Heavener Runestone Park

18365 Runestone Rd
Heavener, OK 74937

Experience fascinating history and scenic nature at once with a visit to Heavener Runestone Park. This dynamic attraction in southeastern Oklahoma is the site of the annual Heavener Runestone Viking Festival, thanks to its unique history.

Opened in 1970, this park is centered on a Swedish-inscribed runestone found in the 1920s. However, according to oral history, the runestone was actually discovered in the 1830s by a Choctaw hunting party. Several ideas have been proposed to explain the origin of the inscriptions. Some claim that the runes document Viking exploration of southeastern Oklahoma in about 1000 A.D., while others suggest the runes were carved in the early 1700s. See the stone for yourself on Poteau Mountain just outside the town's limits.

This 55-acre park also offers group shelters for picnics, picnic tables, outdoor grills, comfort stations, amphitheater, playground, campsites, hiking and educational programs about the Runestone. Be sure to stop by the gift shop and enhance your experience at the interpretative center with educational information.




Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.



Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Park manager on premises; after hours service available.
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