If hunting and fishing is your game, this is the place for you. Anglers flock to McGee Creek Lake, 18 miles east and north of Atoka for some of the best bass fishing you can experience. In addition to great fishing, the area offers camping, picnicking, swimming and water sports. While not as well developed, the Atoka Lake located north of Atoka offers good fishing and primitive camping areas.
If you're a history buff, you'll want to visit the Confederate Museum and Cemetery one mile north of Atoka with a Civil War Burial Grounds and war artifacts.
Boggy Depot State Park, 15 miles southwest of Atoka is the site of old Boggy Depot, once a flourishing commercial center and capital of the Choctaw Nation. Today it is a 630-acre park shaded by giant trees with modern camping facilities and three group shelters.
Atoka County is also home to one of the state's two commercial wineries, Cimarron Cellars. A tasting and sales room is located 14 miles south of Atoka on Highway 69. Tours of the vineyards and winery can be arranged by appointment.
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The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents Reba McEntire and the late Lane Frost, the museum and it'Atoka, OK Museums
Standing at the forefront of the old Butterfield road imagine the stage coach hustling along the old wooden fence line up the well-ridden ruts that are still visible today and coming to an abrupt halt at the rest stop. The Butterfield Overland Mail route directed its route to Boggy Depot in 1858Atoka, OK Railroad History
Union Official Records Report of the Battle (O.R. SERIES I VOLUME XXII/2 S# 33) Early in 1864 approximately 1,500 Union soldiers under Colonel William A. Phillips set out on an expedition to cut a swath through Confederate Indian Territory from the Arkansas River to the Red River.Atoka, OK Battlesites