Dark Water Ranch sits in the middle of the old Chisholm Trail, and if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a longhorn cow or two on your way in. Enjoy a visit to the countryside, where you can appreciate the beautiful scenery and spend some quality family time learning about farm life.
Feed the goats some cookies, then visit the hatchery and learn about the development from egg to chick. Visit with the ducks, turkeys and the rabbits.
Come learn the basics of growing plants, take a walk along the sunflower path and play some old-fashioned games. Children will learn that milk, meat, eggs and vegetables come from farther away than just the grocery store.
The sunflower walk should be in bloom late summer/early fall. In the fall of 2021 we will also add a Picking A Pumpkin.
You can hike in from the parking area or wait on the hay wagon to pick you up at the parking area. But we do have a handicap parking area available closer into the activities.
You can check out the onsite farm store and purchase our products and souvenirs while you are at the ranch.
Call in advance to schedule your visit.
Remember we don't have the room for just a drop in type visit we have to keep a schedule for the teaching part. So we schedule groups of 10-15 approximately 2 hours apart. You are welcome to stay as long as you would like playing games and visiting the animals. We just need arrival times to make it all fit!
Tours should be pre arranged. Cost is $9ea, - Seniors 65+ $6, - Military active and Veteran (with ID) $6,- ages 2 and under are Free, .
What Can You Expect On A Tour
1. A guided walk around the barn yard, see goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, turkeys, guineas, rabbits and pigs.
2. Visit the hatchery barn and see the baby chicks.
3. A guided walk where we plant flowers, vegetables, and fodder. learning how they are grown.
4. Feed grain to the ducks and chickens, feed cookies to the goats, they all LOVE cookies!
5. Plant your choice of vegetable or flower seed and take it home with you.
6. Learn the history of how soap was made and see where we make our goat milk soap today.
7. Learn to milk on our faux milking goat.
8 .Play some simple old fashion games like cornhole, steer roping and the REAL FUN Duck Race
9. Kids can play in the play area
10. Scenic walk or hay wagon ride in if parking in the main parking area
11. Walk the Sunflower path in season
12. Visit our onsite Farm Store
Tours should be pre arranged
Cost is $9ea, - Seniors 65+ $6, - Military active and Veteran (with ID) $6,- ages 2 and under are Free, .
Closed Monday Tuesday & Wednesday
We’re so glad you’re coming to Dark Water Ranch LLC!
Alcohol, pets and smoking are NOT allowed!
Please Do Not Pick or cause destruction to the flowers!
The following information will be helpful in making your trip to the farm a pleasant experience. We maintain a safe environment for our visitors, employees and animals and we ask you to help us keep it that way.
Children and parents should remain with your group at all times during the visit. You will be outside so dress appropriately; closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing, hat for sun protection.
We have handwashing stations with soap and water and there is also a vault toilet on site.
Visiting The Animals:
The US Center for Disease Control has issued guidelines for reducing the risk of catching enteric pathogens while at farms like ours. We encourage healthy interactions with our animals, therefore you should know:
1. People at high risk for serious infections are children less than 5 years old, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems. These people should approach animals with extreme care.
2. Food, beverages, bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, and strollers are not allowed near animals. Keep hands away from mouths/faces at all times. Do not allow children to suck thumbs.
3. Hand washing is required after visiting the animals, even if wipes and sanitizers have been used.
Remember—with simple precautions, a farm visit is an enjoyable and meaningful experience for young and old!
Under Oklahoma law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.”