Salina,,Oklahoma

Salina, Oklahoma

Salina sits on beautiful Lake Hudson, rated in 1994 as Oklahoma's number one Black Bass fishing lake, and the surrounding environment is lush with native plants, wildflowers, and trees. The dense deciduous forests prevalent in this region provide a safe and natural habitat for the abundance of wildlife that can still be found. The terrain is very hilly, and somewhat mountainous, and this vast expanse of land is considered to be a part of the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Its natural beauty is spectacular and the Salina area truly lives up to the nickname of this region known as Green Country.

Salina was originally established as a trading post of Major Jean Pierre Chouteau in 1796 along the banks of the Grand River, which is now Lake Hudson.It is the oldest permanent American settlement in the state of Oklahoma. The name Salina was derived from saline, which came
from the local salt wells in the vicinity.

As a result of heavy fur trading between the Osage Indians and the new settlers from St. Louis, Missouri around 1802, Salina thrived and grew into a prosperous community frequented by many travellers. The trading post served as a general store for the rough territory. and, in recognition of Major Chouteau, Chouteau Day (a state holiday) is celebrated each year the Saturday on or before the 10th of October.

Attractions near Salina, Oklahoma

Historic Homes Tour
Historic Homes Tour

There are 38 recognized pre-statehood and early statehood era homes in Vinita. Self-guided walking tours and maps with narrat...

Lakeview Golf Club

9 holes. ...

Arbuckle Area Hiking Trails
Arbuckle Area Hiking Trails

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a place where natural beauty meets history in harmony. Meander along any of the hiking ...

Outdoor Mural
Outdoor Mural

This nearly block-long mural illustrates historical events throughout Sequoyah County in a collage of 21 paintings. ...

OSU-Okmulgee
OSU-Okmulgee

OSU-Okmulgee is a vital part of the community. The university, with a world-class reputation, provides over 40 degree program...

Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park
Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park

A monumental tribute to all Native Americans, this 22-foot bronze statue is of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, created by Cowboy A...

Quartz Mountain Golf Course
Quartz Mountain Golf Course

Breathtaking natural beauty is probably the most distinguishable feature of Quartz Mountain Golf Course. Located at the base ...

Marlow Heritage & Homes Tours

Colorful history of early residents....

Quartz Mountain ORV Area

Area 3 on the north shore of the Altus Lake is the location for riding ATV's and motorcycles. Trails wind through wooded dune...

Osage Hills Cabins
Osage Hills Cabins

There are eight stone cabins at Osage Hills State Park. The 1-bedroom park-view cabins are from $65 a night; the one, 2-bedr...

Salina Map

Upcoming Events near Salina, Oklahoma

Bristow's Annual Western Heritage Days Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 12th
ACRA/CRRA RODEO, 8:00 p.m. Bristow Round Up Club Arena Bareback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 . . . . . ...

Collinsville RUC Annual Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
ACRA/CRRA/ARA Sanctioned Locals Welcome Bareback, Saddle bronc, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Bre...

Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Organizers and musicians D.C. and Selby Minner unveiled the first Dusk to Dawn Blues Festival during the Labor Day weekend of...

Cherokee National Holiday

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Labor Day weekend - Annual celebration for the Cherokee Nation offering more than 40 different events and attractions such as...

Cherokee Heritage Center Arts and Crafts Show

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
This event is held in conjunction with the Cherokee National Holiday and features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths....

Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
The Eufaula Indian Community will host their Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow and Homecoming on Labor Day weekend. Fea...

Roy LeBlanc Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 5th
This rodeo is one of the largest African-American sporting events in America, as well as one of the oldest. Weekend activitie...

Native Holiday Market

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Artists of the Five Civilized Tribes will sell their creations, along with door prizes and refreshments. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Su...

Christmas Parade

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
A favorite holiday event, this community and family oriented parade features a variety of floats, autos, band, walking groups...

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Start Date: Fri November, 11th
Walk of Honor. Downtown Pawnee. 10 am. ...

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