Blue River/Hughes Crossing

Cee’s Which Way 4/20/18

For Cee’s Which Way this week, I’m sharing some photos of Hughes Crossing on the Blue River in Oklahoma. This area is just north of Tishomingo, OK. I read that it’s about 2 1/2 hours from OKC, and about the same from Dallas.

We visited back in August 2017 and there weren’t but a couple of people around. I’d never heard of it, but Hubs had wanted to go see it for a while. So I had no idea there was a way to cross the river like this.

This crossing was used by the pioneers over a 100 years ago. People have been using it ever since. It’s pretty darn cool to think of pioneers with wagons crossing at this very spot. I found a little more info about it here. I really couldn’t find much more on the history. Most of the information was about the fishing that goes on there. There’s a monument there that explains more, but I neglected to get a photo of it. ((forehead slap))

This is what it looks like when you first drive up.


About halfway across.


The view of the river on the right side from halfway across.


Taking the road on the other side. There is a large camping area on this side.


Another part of the river.


The view going back across.


The view of the river on the other side.


A view of the crossing from the bank, down river a bit.


All-in-all it was a pretty cool little trip. I saw something I hadn’t seen before and did something I hadn’t done before. So that’s considered a win!

While there, we came across something odd, which I posted about in another post COB 4/15/18


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