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Heavener, Oklahoma: Heavener Runestone Team Field Report

Heavener Runestone State Park

CR E1460, Heavener, OK
Sits in a ravine, inside a protective shelter. On Poteau Mountain, 2.5 miles east of town in Heavener Runestone State Park, off of US-59/270, and east of Morris Creek Rd.
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Heavener Runestone

A sandstone slab, ten feet wide and twelve feet high, bears Runic alphabet inscriptions dating back thousands of years. Displayed outdoors inside a plexiglass box, which fogs up when it's humid. Report...

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Heavener Runestone

When I visited a few years ago, early in the morning, I found the slab's plexiglass case fogged up and unlit. It was impossible to get a clear view of the stone, much less a decent picture.

[Passepartout22, 03/17/2023]

The Runestone used to be inside a steel mesh cage. It was unsightly, but at least it didn't vanish into the mist of antiquity.


Heavener Runestone

Be ready to hike or walk steps at a steep incline. Closed toe shoes recommended. Saw three snakes by trail!

[Momma T, 05/05/2022]

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