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Kiamichi Country, Oklahoma

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Tuskahoma, Bokchito, Kiamichi, Little River and Moon. Even the map reads like poetry in Southern Oklahoma, a timeless world where the gentle Ouachita mountains are shaded blue and rivers run wild. The name Ouachita comes from the Choctaw words Owa chito which means "big hunt" -- a tribute to the abundance of wildlife that still holds true. Deer, owls, raccoons, bobcats, red and gray fox and a hundred species of birds still flourish in the pristine wilderness; flying squirrels skitter along the treetops and black bears lumber out in spring to sun themselves on rocks. When the federal government relocated the Choctaw tribe to Indian Territory in the 1830s, Chief Pushmataha declared: "We have acquired from the U.S. here the best remaining territory west of the Mississippi." The natural barriers of the Winding Stair Mountains, the southern Kiamichis, the Jack Fork and San Bois Mountains created a remote world in southeastern Oklahoma, green and deep as the inside of an emerald. Moss beards the cypress trees that grow on the banks of the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend Resort Park and pine needles carpet the forest floor.

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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,"

Idabel, OK Tours

Robber's Cave SP Equestrian Trails

For those who want to explore on horseback, Robbers Cave State Park has nearly 50

, OK Equestrian

Beavers Bend Resort Lodge

40 rooms each with a million-dollar view, sits high above Broken Bow Lake

, OK Resorts

Fort Towson Historic Site

The ruins and artifacts at the site of Historic Fort Towson, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is all that remained when the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired the site in 1960. The fort was established in May 1824

Fort Towson, OK Forts


Frisco Depot Museum

The Frisco Depot Museum built in 1914 is the third largest depot on Frisco rail lines in Oklahoma. The museum was formed when the Choctaw County Historical Society obtained control of the Frisco Depot and began its restoration in 1978

Hugo, OK Museums

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church was established in 1885. The first wood frame church burned to the ground in 1902. This beautiful brick church was built in 1903

Krebs, OK Historic Churches

Outdoor Murals

"Welcome To Antlers" is represented on this building mural as you enter town from the west on Highway 3. - Artist, Lawrence, '99

Antlers, OK Arts

Rose Hill Historical Marker

One time noted plantation home of Col. Robert M. Jones, wealthiest Choctaw owner of 500 slaves. A Southern leader, he served as delegate from Choctaw Nation to the Confederate Congress at Richmond, VA. Baptist Mission of \"Providence\" nearby, closed about 1843

Hugo, OK Historical Markers

Saints Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Christian Church

This church was established in America in 1897 by Slavic immigrants from western Russia and eastern Europe. A member of the Diocese of the South Orthodox Church, this Christian Temple erected in 1916, is a beautiful and unique example of Orthodox Church architecture. Tours.

Hartshorne, OK Historic Churches

Robber's Cave SP Rock Climbing

There are many ideal rock climbing/rappelling areas at Robber's Cave State Park along with hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding trails. The adjoining wildlife area contains over 25 miles of trails (many are closed during hunting seasons)

, OK Rappelling

Broken Bow Hiking Trails

Broken Bow Lake stretches 22

, OK Hiking Trails

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