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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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Beavers Bend Cabins

Beavers Bend Resort Park also has 47 cabins located in wood groves overlooking the Mountain Fork River on Broken Bow Lake . The cabins can sleep from two to six people and come equipped with kitchen/

, OK Cabins


Overstreet-Kerr Historical Farm

At the Overstreet-Kerr Farm visitors may glimpse life on this working farm as it was in the early 20th century. See the lavishly restored, 1895, antique filled, 14-room pioneer home that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Keota, OK Museums

Robber's Cave SP Nature Trails

Trails which lead through the short-leaf pine forest appeal to birders and other nature lovers. Robbers Cave is home to cardinals, chickadees, titmice, bluejays and other Oklahoma songbirds. Careful observers may catch a glimpse of the park'

, OK Hiking Trails

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

Wheelock Church

The old rock Wheelock church is the oldest church building in Oklahoma, built in 1846. Across the road is a cemetery, the final resting place of reverend Alfred Wright, physician and missionary to the Choctaw Indians who translated the New Testament and many other books into their native language.

Broken Bow, OK Historic Churches


Antlers Springs

For no one knows how many hundreds of years, a brisk trickle of fresh mountain water has bubbled from the earth within what now are the city limits of Antlers. Long before Civil War days, adventurers and Indians and stock traders used to halt in their day'

Antlers, OK Landmarks

Broken Bow Lake State Parks

Located along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River, guests will find Lakeview Lodge, a 40 room retreat with private decks overlooking the lake at Hochatown State Park which sits adjacent to

, OK Camping

Cedar Lake National Recreation Center

Enhanced by nature's picturesque mountains and stately forests, this peaceful 90

Heavener, OK Recreation

Beavers Bend Resort Lodge

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

, OK Resorts

Belle Starr .... "Queen of the Bandits"

Haskell County is rich in history. One of the most infamous female bandits in the Old West brought a lot of attention to this area. Her name is Belle Starr.

Stigler, OK Pioneer History

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