Medicine Park Today
Medicine Park’s resort economy thrived until the
Great Depression and the advent of World War II.
It changed ownership several times over a period
of 30 years. The Medicine Park resort was subject
to a wide variety of social and economic struggles
(including its incorporation as a Town in 1969), but
in the early 1990’s a pattern of declining investment
began to slowly turn around. The Riverside Café,
closed for many years, was purchased and
re-opened. Other economic successes followed,
giving the Town its current pattern of growth as it
continues its revitalization efforts in the 21st century.
Now, a true destination of choice, visitors enjoy weekday and weekend stays in over 20 renovated cabins, a bed and breakfast and a new 20 room hotel. Five music festivals are held each year and run the gambit from blue grass and Native American flute to Red Dirt, rock and roll, and blues. New retail shops, two art galleries, restaurants, an ice cream and candy store, a bakery and the "swimmin' hole" at Bath Lake provide travelers with a unique vacation experience. Medicine Park is just minutes from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge with 60,000 acres of public use area. Hikers, photographers, birders and people from all over the world enjoy countless hours of natural splendor.
Medicine Park offers a great place to visit anytime of year. Be sure to come back and check the Town's website often for our many event listings and updates. As we continue to grow as a town, we invite you to come and share in our excitement.
Come see why everyone is saying that
Medicine Park is Oklahoma's
Best Kept Secret Until Now!