Fall in Oklahoma is a great time for motorcycle rides in Northeast Oklahoma, due to the great winding roads and beautiful fall foliage. One recommended trip is Claremore to Spavinaw. Many riders chose to lodge at Eagle's Landing Resort, due to close proximity to The Ozarks and Eastern Oklahoma.
OK-20 through Claremore & Spavinaw
Take a motorcycle trip on Oklahoma Highway 20 through Rogers and Mayes County and travel deep into the heart of northeast Oklahoma's Green Country and Grand Lake. Begin this trek at the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore to explore the life and accomplishments of Will Rogers, one of the most well-known celebrities of the 1920s and '30s, and view items from his extensive memorabilia collections. The museum plays Will Rogers movies daily and is a great way to learn about "Oklahoma's favorite son."
Heading east on Highway 20, cross through Pryor and continue over the Lake Hudson Bridge into Salina before turning north toward Spavinaw and hitting some great riding roads. This road is not for novices and even experienced riders need to slow down for the ominous "Dead Man's Curve," a downward sloping hairpin turn.
Stretch your legs and rest your ride at Spavinaw - Grand Lake Park, where turquoise water flows through a stream located below the lake's spillway. In 1922, the Spavinaw Dam was created to deliver clean drinking water to Tulsa. At the time it was built, it was the largest lake in Oklahoma and the pipeline created to carry the water was the longest in the continental United States.