Southeast Region

Sparkling lakes, glorious mountains, cypress-lined bayous and picturesque towns make Choctaw Country the ideal spot for weekend getaways. Abundant wilderness areas with pristine lakes, rivers and streams connect you to nature in a profound way. With 9 state parks and close to a million acres of wildlife, it’s little wonder the area is a destination for all kinds of eco-explorers, fishing, hunting and some of the most spectacular fall foliage tours in the Midwest.

For more information, visit the
Choctaw Country Association.


Plan a trip to Antlers in Pushmataha County, the Deer Capital of the World. Get up close and personal with resident deer and other area fauna at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum, which has two 7,000 square foot deer exhibit enclosures as well as ...

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If it’s outdoor recreation you’re craving, look no further than Atoka. Located in southeast Oklahoma, this small town is home to big fun in the form of McGee Creek State Park, the McGee Creek Reservoir and the McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation ...

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Broken Bow

Broken Bow is a nature lover’s dream. As the home of Beavers Bend State Park, this city in southeast Oklahoma is a popular destination year-round. Take part in the many activities that one of Oklahoma’s top state parks offers, like fishing in the ...

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Discover a peaceful oasis in southeast Oklahoma at Clayton Lake State Park. This small park nestled in the Kiamichi Mountains offers tent and RV camping, primitive cabins and two bedroom cabins. The still 80-acre lake is perfect for kayaking and ...

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Known as the “Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma,” Durant offers everything from downtown shopping to outdoor adventures. Originally settled by a family of French-Choctaw origin, Durant boasts a unique combination of small-town charm and a highly ...

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If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, head to Hodgen in southeast Oklahoma. This small community in Le Flore County is home to the gorgeous Ouachita National Forest, which offers a wealth of camping, hiking and horseback riding opportunities. ...

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As a railroad hub in the early 1900s, Hugo, Oklahoma was a hotbed of activity, with a vivid mix of dance hall girls, hustlers and gunfighters, a Harvey House Restaurant, and at one time, a dozen circuses wintering nearby to take advantage of the ...

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Discover flower power in Idabel, Oklahoma, the "Dogwood Capital of Oklahoma", where springtime tours showcase the area's champion blooming dogwood trees. See Native arts from Oklahoma and all over the world at the Museum of the Red River, ...

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The hometown-friendly city of McAlester, located 90 miles south of Tulsa and 120 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, is a major trade center for southeast Oklahoma and is one of the state's oldest communities. Unique attractions include the beautiful, ...

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Get a good view of the Ouachita National Forest from Poteau, Oklahoma's Cavanal Hill, dubbed "the world's highest hill" at just one foot shy of mountain designation. Climb down and take a drive on the breathtaking Talimena National Scenic ...

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Nestled along the banks of the Upper Mountain Fork River, Smithville offers several unique getaways that will leave you feeling recharged and refreshed. Experience where the road ends and the adventure begins at the A to Z Guest Ranch, which offers ...

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Plan a visit to Stigler, a charming community located in stunning southeast Oklahoma, for quick access to Lake Eufaula and a variety of attractions. Whether you’re fishing at Lake John Wells, golfing at Brier Creek Golf Course or browsing historic ...

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No trip to Talihina in southeast Oklahoma is complete without a drive along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. This 54-mile winding route is known for its stunning fall foliage and spectacular panoramas of the Ouachita Mountains. Enjoy all that the ...

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Wilburton is a small town with a lot to offer. Tucked into the scenic San Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma, Wilburton is the home of Robbers Cave State Park, where thousands of visitors flock each year for camping, hiking, spelunking, boating, ...

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