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Places to Scatter Ashes in Oklahoma

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Native Americans called this area in Sulphur, which is one of three Oklahoma parks affiliated with the National Park Service, “Valley of Rippling Waters,” and Chickasaw continues to be an oasis of serenity with water, foliage, and wildlife along 30 miles of trails.

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Robber’s Cave State Park

Robber’s Cave State Park

In the San Bois Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma near Wilburton, the park covers over 8,000 acres and contains three lakes that cover 189 acres. The scenic, hilly woodlands, full of wildlife, have walking and horse trails, and are especially beautiful in the fall.

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Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park

Located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River, Beavers Bend is full of the scenic beauty of pine and hardwood forests. There are also cabins, campsites, and a lodge with stunning views of the water.

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Heavener Runestone Park

Heavener Runestone Park

The 55-acre park in eastern Oklahoma, whose beauty is said to look almost other-worldly, is unusual due to its mysterious carvings on the rocks. A large sandstone contains eight runic markings believed to have been a boundary marker created by Vikings between 600 and 800 AD. There are two short, dog-friendly walking trails, a waterfall, and a scenic overlook.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, there are no state laws controlling where you may keep or scatter ashes. Ashes may be stored in a crypt, niche, grave, or container at home. If you wish to scatter ashes, you have many options. Cremation renders ashes harmless, so there is no public health risk involved in scattering ashes. Use common sense and refrain from scattering ashes in places where they would be obvious to others.

Oklahoma Cremation FAQs

What happens when you can't afford funeral services in Oklahoma?

There is limited assistance available to help with funeral expenses, and it varies depending on county. To find out if burial or cremation assistance is provided, contact your county social services office.

What is state cremation rate?

Oklahoma cremation rate is 41-50%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.

What veterans’ benefits are available in Oklahoma?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a fixed amount toward funeral expenses; a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or marker; a United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); and an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of the veteran’s service.

How many funeral homes are there in Oklahoma?

There are 337 funeral homes in 189 cities of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Facts

State nickname: Sooner State

State motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)

Population: 3,980,793

State bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

State tree: Eastern Redbud

State flower: Mistletoe

Bonus fact 1: Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any U.S. state, and is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes.

Bonus fact 2: The world’s first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935. Carl Magee is generally credited with originating the parking meter.

Bonus fact 3: The Oklahoma State Capitol is the only one in the U.S. with working oil wells on its grounds.

Bonus fact 4: Oklahoma has more tornadoes per square mile than anywhere in the world. The nation's first tornado warning was issued March 25, 1948, in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because of the warning, no lives were lost.

Bonus fact 5: The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore, on May 3, 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2020.

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