Oklahoma State Parks

Oklahoma State Parks are kicking off a special promotion to say "thank you" to U.S. troops both past and present. Now through Feb. 28, active or retired military, as well as veterans are eligible for a 25-percent discount off of lodge rooms and cabin stays at any Oklahoma state park.

This discount is valid any day of the week including weekends -- based on availability --and is redeemable at all five state park lodges, plus more than 300 newly renovated cabins statewide.

"This is a small way we can say thank you and show our support of the men, women and their families who give so much to our country," said Hardy Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. "We hope it provides an opportunity for well-deserved rest and relaxation to people who give us all so much. At the same time, we hope they can create some wonderful, lifelong memories at our state parks."

To take advantage of the special discount, travelers can book a lodge or cabin stay by calling 800-654-8240 or make reservations online at www.TravelOK.com/state_parks and enter code UUSA in the promotional code box on the state park's booking website. Participants will be asked to show a valid military ID or proof of service upon check-in. The discount cannot be combined with any other offers and does not apply to group blocks, camping, food or golf fees.

Fall foliage viewing season typically runs from late October to early November depending on weather conditions, while many rivers and lakes stay stocked with fish year-round.