Turner Falls Park

Turner Falls Park, Davis: Hours, Address, Turner Falls Park Reviews: 3/5

Turner Falls Park
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Parks • Waterfalls
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Turner Falls Park in Davis, OK is an adventurous and family-friendly annual destination nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains and home to a 77ft waterfall. Our park is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. There are no pets allowed and no glass bottles. A Proud Adventure Road Travel Partner.
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Kimberly
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Insanely crowded... and that was with capacity limited to 3500 instead of the usual 5000 due to COVID-19. There was no parking to be found (we ultimately parked in the rocky woods next to campers, but this would not have been an option without a truck). There was very little space to move around or swim without being shoulder to shoulder with other people. Because we had to walk so far from where we parked, my husband ran back to get the truck so our two kiddos (ages five and nine) wouldn't have to walk on the road next to cars again. When he came to pick us up, the staff would not let him pull off the road into the full parking lot to pick us up despite there being PLENTY of room to maneuver out of the way and turn around. And then they snapped at us for blocking traffic as I quickly ushered my kids into the back seat. I could not believe how poorly this gorgeous place was run. As another reviewer suggested, it felt like the City is milking this place for every penny they can squeeze out. It is genuinely a very neat place, but not worth it for my family. If you do go, I highly recommend avoiding the weekends and bringing water shoes (note that life jackets are also required for kids under 13).
Written June 15, 2020
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Glori Wilcoxon
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Took vacation day to get a good campsite, it is supposed to be 1st come 1st serve. The 1st day and a half was wonderful till Saturday we went to get ice and came back to 20 people setting up camp 3 ft from ours with all their stuff on our table. Park management refused to ask them to move even though we had been there for a day and a half. So after 4 hours of ear splitting Tejano karaoke from drunk 17 to 23 year old's we ended up packing up and driving the few hours home, rather than turning it into a physical fight.
Park management had the opportunity to do the right thing and ask them to move over or leave and discourage this kind of behavior, but did not. So camping is not 1st come, 1st serve. It is just come in and push out the people who want to relax and enjoy themselves because nobody will stop you.
Written May 2, 2022
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Jon Osborn
Wilmington, DE7 contributions
This place is enormously popular with locals so expect big crowds on summer weekends. If you're looking for something quiet and secluded, then this is not for your. If you go on a weekend in the summer then get there super early (probably a good idea anytime during the summer) and if you cannot get a parking pass for zones 1 or 2 (because they sold out), then maybe turn around. If you get a zone 3 parking pass then you will have to park about a mile from the falls and take a shuttle to the falls and they pack em in on the shuttle. We went on a Sunday and got a pass for Zone 3, drove up the mountain, figured all this out and turned around. We parked at the bottom near the souvenir shop which technically was not allowed, but no one was ticketing and no one was getting towed. Some teenage staff intermittently were directing people up the mountain, but they did not say anything to us. We kept an eye on the car and let our kids swim in one of the natural pools for 2 hours. The water was warm for a creek and our kids loved it. We have friends in the area who say it's calmer during the week. The crowd is blue collar so if your hoity toity, then maybe this isn't for you. You're told kids (under 12 I think) need life jackets, but this doesn't seemed to be enforced too strictly (at least where we swam right behind the gift shot, but not were the diving board is). Life jackets can be bought at the gift shop. The scenery is beautiful. After you're done if you keep going up the mountain there is a nice place to get a view of the falls, which was the only view we got.
Written August 2, 2021
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Cam
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Family
Cabin (not TFP owned) was way too expensive for what you get and we still had to buy tickets to get into park even for the days your checking out. Park tickets also too pricey for the deeply disappointing experience. On top of that you have to buy parking tickets for every day you’re there. The park was over run with literally thousands of people who are allowed to Set up camp and park their cars ANYWHERE!!! There appears to be no marked campsites… it’s just a free for all. This means everywhere you walk there are people camping there. We tried to hike and entire families were tent camping literally on the trail, taking baths and washing hair in the river. Each family had multiple people and cars parked everywhere. It was ridiculous!!! There was broken glass, dirty diapers and all kinds of trash all over the park!! The trails are not marked anywhere. There are not nearly Enough trash cans. Loud music and generators are heard throughout the camp. We ended up leaving a day early despite all the money we spent on the cabin and park fees. (Over $1000 for just two full days- family of 4). The city of Davis should be ashamed of the way they run this park. Honestly have never been so disappointed in a vacation. I do not like leaving negative reviews but there was not a positive thing that could be said except the staff we interacted with were helpful.
Written September 5, 2021
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OkayOkie525
Oklahoma City, OK10 contributions
Solo
As a born and bred Okie, I’ve grown up coming here from time to time and always loved it. As an adult, I’ve come to see how humans can ruin a natural and beautiful place. I won’t pay the money to go in the park anywhere because of how overcrowded and poorly maintained the park has become. If you want to see the magical waterfall, don’t go in the park. Visit the 777 Zip Line and enjoy the view from there; though crowded in the evenings and on holiday weekends, it’s the best way to see the falls without the hassle. However, that area is also so trashed out below the railing. This place is not what it used to be and though I don’t have children of my own, I would not bring them here. If you’re the operator of this park, please dedicate yourself to cleaning this treasure up before humans completely destroy it forever.
Written September 7, 2020
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Danielle S
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Family
This is the perfect spot if you're inbred or a Trump supporter. Never have I ever been to a place so poorly run. In the middle of a pandemic, no one was wearing masks, no social distancing was even attempted. This proves that the people who own this place care more about the almighty dollar than anyone's health or safety, not to mention the damage to the environment being done here on a daily basis. They have these puny signs about caring for wildlife but nothing is enforced. There is so much trash, nasty port-o-potties and loud music no one ever has to worry about seeing wildlife in what once must have been a beautiful place that is now ruined. There is nothing peaceful here. Screaming children running all over the place, (right by where cars have to drive), annoying busses which are loud and smelly with people packed in them. We paid $20 for "premium" parking close to the falls, but still had to walk what must have been a mile amongst a throng of people pulling rented inner tubes. Oh, and it doesn’t matter if you buy tickets online or at the gate, you’ll still have to wait in a long line of cars to get in. If there is a hell, it must be here. Never again.
Written July 19, 2020
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Dan Willis
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Family
Turner Falls is owned and operated by the City of Davis. It lacks the governance and oversight benefits if it had been owed/operated by the state...and apparently city itself doesn’t have high standards for it given: very high occupancy levels, free-for-all camping, walking paths to get between between park amenities/features are not well maintained or non-existent, and the few signs the park does have are old/small/obscured and highly lacking to designate directions to the property’s various amenities and features including its hiking trails. We ended up doing a loop of the various trail segments that connect a total of 4.5mi, but one segment of the trail near the creek meant walking through a trashy, muddy dense camping area that was weird and gross. The hiking trail segments connected at one point in the middle of a parking area with no signs directing where to go to the next trail segment. They need better signs for the trail (and the park overall), keep people for parking and tent camping literally wherever they want (including on top of the trail section by the creek, or put the trail in that section where campers will never be) and limit park occupancy as it was completely out of hand beyond what workers could adequately keep up with and the park could be enjoyed with. What’s the City of Davis doing with their $16/adult, $9/kid 5+ admission daily fees!?!? The park grounds are really quite pretty and most of the hiking trail was great, fun to wade in the pool falls, but everything else about the experience readily offsets those benefits.
Written May 25, 2020
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kelleys62
Lumberton, TX41 contributions
Family
We rented a cabin in the park for our spring break vacation. We had a very pleasant experience. The cabin was newly remodeled and more spacious that I expected. Since our visit was during the winter season, there were not many people during the week. However, Saturday and Sunday were busier than I expected. I can only imagine how busy it is during the summer season. We, of course, visited the falls and trails nearby, but we also spent time in Level 3 hiking the trails and seeing the caves. If you have time, I recommend doing the level 3 trails. The scenery was amazing. There was some trash near the campsites and on the trails. However, there are plenty of dumpsters, so this is pure laziness on the visitors. The pools were closed at the Falls, but my kids swam in the creek and had just as much fun! We explored, relaxed, and enjoyed the park! If we are ever back in the area, we will stop in again.
Written April 13, 2022
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Jerry L
Edmond, OK3 contributions
Expect additional fees at every turn. Car fee, persons in car fee, parking fee, camping fee . Level 2 camping fee does not cover level 2 parking.
Persons under 13 are required to ware a PFD in the swimming area but, this is not enforced by staff. There was a large family next to us in which 4 of the six kids should have had PFDs. The staff knew it and did nothing about it. My guess is that the young staffers wanted to avoid a confrontation.
PFDs are available at the trading post for $30 each. Gouging if I ever saw it.
Our camping area was crowded and noisy late into the night. The park rangers are there for show, not to maintain order.
We will NEVER go back.
Written June 12, 2022
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dyllooking4thrills
Tuttle, OK19 contributions
Family
Beautiful natural waterfall, the largest in the Sooner state. I would recommend if possible go on the weekday. Not crowded during our visit was told can get pretty crowded during the summer time at the different watering holes. Castle, waterfall, and caves were awesome to explore. We also enjoyed a cartridge ride back to our car for about $24 for three people.
Written August 7, 2022
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Turner Falls Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM