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Champion Trees and Trails What makes a "Champion Tree?"

Oklahoma's Champion Tree Register is a cooperative project of the Oklahoma Society of American Foresters, the Oklahoma Forestry Association and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, forestry Services.

Champion Trees are measured by their "bigness," which is calculated based on three measurements - Yellow Popular - 80' - 1102 SE Adamscircumference, height and crown spread. The total points a tree receives is the sum of the circumference, the total height, one quarter of the average crown spread.

Idabel, located in southeast Oklahoma, is fortunate to be the home of nine Champion Trees and two honorable mentions. The beautiful trees featured in this brochure are located on private property and visible on a drive-by tour. - Please respect the property owner's rights and do not trespass.China Fir - 24' - 1106 SE Madison

The Dogwood Trails

The Idabel area is also the home of thousands of beautiful dogwood trees. A "Dogwood Days" Festival was established in 1994, and is held in early April. Citizens and businesses have already planted hundreds of new dogwoods and set a goal to plant thousands in the next 10 years, adding even more beauty to the flowering dogwoods that are already growing in the area.

Dogwood Trails in Idabel are identified on a map. Visitors can also drive around and enjoy the springtime beauty of the dogwoods all over McCurtain County.


Come visit us in Idabel, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Museum of the Red River

The Museum of the Red River attracts both scholars and vacationers with its outstanding American Indian collections and informative exhibits. Local prehistory and early Indian history is featured, but the museum'

Idabel, OK Museums

City of Murals

Tour downtown Idabel and see the murals painted by Idabel artist, Betty Helms, and her students. One mural is dedicated to Native American culture and another to dogwoods. Idabel'

Idabel, OK Arts

Champion Trees and Trails

What makes a "Champion Tree?"

Oklahoma's Champion Tree Register is a cooperative project of the Oklahoma Society of American Foresters, the Oklahoma Forestry Association and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, forestry Services.

Champion Trees are measured by their "bigness,"

Idabel, OK Tours

Ouachita National Forest

Over 1.6 million acres of natural wonders awaits you at one of the three national forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest national forest in the South. The forest is named for the Ouachita Mountains, (pronounced, Wash'ita)

Idabel, OK National Forests

Things to do Tours near Idabel, OK

Historic Markers Tour

ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3...