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

Gateway to the Panhandle Museum
Gateway to the Panhandle Museum

Housed in the restored Depot. ...

Catoosa's Blue Whale

What first catches the eyes of westbound travelers on Route 66 on the north side of Catoosa is a giant blue whale. This once ...

Fire, Transportation, and Farm Museum

The museum features antique Rolls Royces, fire trucks, buggies, saddles, Army and Navy relics and an African spear collection...

R.C. Longmire Lake

This lake was constructed in 1989. Named after the late R.C. Longmire who among others, saw the need for another water supply...

AREA FISHING

Fishing has always been the great part of the old west. It is truly every cowboy and cowgirl's leisure hobby. The many farm ...

Pine Creek Corps Campgrounds
Pine Creek Corps Campgrounds

For camping and picnicking enthusiasts, developed parks along the lake shoreline offer boat launching ramps, fireplaces, picn...

Lake El Reno

300 acres - boating, fishing, RV & primitive camping, swimming, picnic areas; buffalo herd....

Lake Vincent/ Ellis County Wildlife Management Are

Lake Vincent offers 160 acres of fishing, hunting, boating and primitive camping. A boat ramp and restrooms are available. ...

Johnson-Yinger-Young House
Johnson-Yinger-Young House

National Register of Historic Places This two-story white clapboard home was built in 1897 by H.F. Johnson as a sim...

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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...

Kiheka Steh Indian Club Pow Wow

Start Date: Fri July, 15th
On October 23, 1969, a new Indian Club called Kihekah-Steh (Tall Chief) Club of Skiatook, was formed. The members set as t...

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