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Guymon Attractions

  • Mini-locomotive
  • Paddle Boats in Thompson Park
  • All Fired Up Arts Center & Gallery
  • Historic Main Street Guymon
  • Community Theatre Centennial Park
  • Historic Markers and Railroad Car
  • Skateboard Park
  • 65 acres of parks with playgrounds, walking trails, and sports fields
    Skating Rink Swimming Pools YMCA

Within the well-mowed-lawn look of the shortgrass prairie are found playa lakes, the most important wetlands you’ve never heard about.  Playa lakes, (shallow, usually round basins with clay floors) lie in the lowest points of watersheds and hold water only after rainfall or runoff from the surrounding prairie.  Playas’ natural wet-dry cycles support a diverse plant community as well as specialized plankton and aquatic insects.

These high levels of productivity make playas vital wintering and stop over places for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds such as long-billed curlews, greater yellow legs, black-necked stilts, and American avocets.  When you travel the playa lake loop you are experiencing a wetland-type incredibly unique- 95% of the world’s playa lakes lie on the western Great Plains!  Prairie dog towns also located within this loop support a unique set of wildlife species including burrowing owls, badgers, swift fox, and ferruginous hawks.

On the southern edge of the loop is a captivating view from the dam of Optima Lake and the wildlife using this very shallow lake.

Description: Sunset Hills Golf Course is a beautifully maintained 18 hole public course in Guymon. Enjoy beautiful views and tranquil surroundings as you perfect your game throughout the course, ideal for advanced players and beginners alike. The course also features a driving range and putting green and cart rentals are available. There’s a golf pro on site for those who need instruction. Sunset Hills Golf Course also features a snack bar.

Description: Few places provide the peace and serenity found at the intimate 17 acre Sunset Lake in Thompson Park. Take a leisurely walk around the one mile concrete trail that encircles the lake. Enjoy the plant life, the ducks and geese on the lake and the restful water. Fishing is a favorite pastime at the lake. Trout and catfish are abundant. Sunset Lake is the first municipally owned lake in Oklahoma to be continually stocked with fish. Trout stamps can be obtained at City Hall for the season, which runs from January 1 to April 30.

Picnic areas are abundant, including three large, covered pavilions suitable for reunions and large parties. An amphitheater is also available for outdoor entertainment. For the young at heart, there are paddle boats, an operating miniature train, ducks to be fed, soccer field, basketball court, disc golf course and playground equipment. On the west side of the lake, there is a handicapped accessible dock. The Game Reserve is just north of the lake and boasts several wildlife specimens. Enjoy the elk, Watusi cattle, llamas, Oryx, longhorn cattle and buffalo in a calm peaceful grazing atmosphere.

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