Take Summer Day Trips Near Oklahoma City in Your Ford F-150

April 18th, 2022 by

2022 Ford F-150 summer trip

And How to Get a Great Deal on a New F-150 for Sale Through Your Ford Dealer in Oklahoma

We’re on the verge of another great summer here in the OKC area which means we can look forward to plenty of outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hitting the lake. And, of course, nothing beats a great tailgate party with friends right out of the back of a brand-new Ford F-150.

We all know that Ford vehicles are unmatched when you need a reliable vehicle to get you to and from work for your daily commute and for hauling your family. All that power under the hood and towing capacity makes the Ford F-150 the preferred vehicle for those who demand big things out of their trucks.

With so much emphasis put on what the Ford F-150 can do from a performance standpoint, people often forget that it also makes the perfect summer cruiser for hitting the open roads of Oklahoma.

To give you a little inspiration for the summer, here are three trips you can make in your Ford F-150 near OKC along with some travel tips from your local Ford dealer in Oklahoma.

The Wichita Mountains

Clocking in under two hours from the heart of Oklahoma City, a trip to the scenic Wichita Mountains will have you traveling southwest on I-44 for the majority of the trip. Once you hit the Wichita Mountains, you’ll be treated to picturesque views and local wildlife sightings.

The refuge spans more than 59,000 acres and is one of the few places in the U.S. with free-range buffalo roaming the countryside. Park your Ford F-150 at the visitor’s center, put on your best hiking boots, and take in all the sights of this one-of-kind destination.

Ford F-150 Travel Tip: The 2022 Ford F-150 gets up to 25 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway on average. Make sure you have at least half a tank of gas if you want to make the entire trip without having to stop off for fuel.

Lake Thunderbird State Park

Ready for a trip out to the lake? Pack up all your coolers and gear into the bed of your Ford F-150 and head due east. You can take I-40, or opt for the scenic route on 35 South to 240 East to take in some views of Lake Stanley Draper. You’ll also dodge some construction that way, too.

Once you pull up to Lake Thunderbird State Park in your Ford F-150, you’ll have access to all kinds of lakeside attractions, fishing, and boating at your disposal. It’s a super short drive if you’re coming from OKC. It should only take you about 40 minutes to get back once you’re done having your fun in the sun.

Ford F-150 Travel Tip: The 2022 Ford F-150’s towing capacity starts at 5,000 lbs. and goes all the way up to 11,300 lbs. depending on your hitch and configuration. Make sure to keep your capacity in mind if you plan on towing any jet skis, boats, or other lake toys.

Underwater Diving at Lake Tenkiller

You want to take a big trip in your Ford F-150, but not so big that it’s going to kill the clock on your entire day. How about a nice trip east on I-40 to Lake Tenkiller? This drive clocks in at just under three hours and features a pay-off of a variety of outdoor activities, great fishing, hunting, and even scuba diving (find access at Fisherman’s point). Stop at one of the many local restaurants for a meal along the way.

Ford F-150 Travel Tip: The new F-150 for sale has selectable driving modes that include normal, ECO, sport, tow/haul, slippery and trail (on the 4×2 only). When embarking on a long trip on the interstate, switch your Ford F-150 over to ECO mode to save on gas.

Find the Perfect New or Used F-150 at Our Oklahoma Ford Dealership

If you’re looking for a Ford dealership near you, then look no further then Zeck Ford. As one of the leading new car dealerships in Oklahoma, we have plenty of Ford F-150 trucks, along with a wide variety of new and used cars for sale. You’ll have access to hundreds of trucks, cars, and SUVs on our lot and at our sister dealerships; ask us about shipping!

Our personal shoppers are trained to assist you in finding the perfect new car for sale, and we always offer transparent pricing. Zeck customers never need to haggle because we lead off with the best deal we can offer, and it’s the same price online as it is at the dealership.

Due to the ongoing chip shortage, new and used F-150 trucks are selling fast, so call us at (405) 253-0187 if you’re ready to buy and would like to make an appointment to test drive.

Zeck Ford is located at 2311 North 9th Avenue in Purcell, Oklahoma, just a short drive from Norman and Oklahoma City.

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