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Deer and Small Game - Deer and small game are found in woods, fields, and forests in the Westville area. Hunting by permit in the Cookson Hills Game Refuge near Lake Tenkiller - turkey, quail, rabbit, squirrel, elk, and deer.

Stream Fishing - Stream fishing offers exciting recreation as the Illinois River, Baron Fork Creek and other small streams contain brown bass, bream, perch, catfish, and even trout.

Lakes - Bod Kidd Lake, located 9 miles east of Westville near Prairie Grove, Arkansas, developed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, has become one of the area's most popular small lakes.
Lake Tenkiller - 35 miles southwest of Westville
Beaver Lake - 40 miles from Westville near Rogers, Arkansas

Grand Lake - 40 miles from Westville near Grove.
All are favorable for boating, fishing, and water recreation.

Float Trips - Float trips on the Illinois River begin 8 miles northwest of Westville and extend past Tahlequah, 30 miles to the west.

Rodeos - Westville - IPRA/ACRA Sanctioned
Stilwell - IPRA/ACRA Sanctioned
Hampton Indoor Arena - IPRA Sanctioned. Held various times throughout the year.
Lincoln, AR - IRA Sanctioned.
Siloam Springs, AR - Sanctioned by the IPRA.

Golf - Courses and driving ranges located in Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Tahlequah.

Tennis Court - John Crittenden Tennis Courts located at the north end of Westville Public Schools offers 2 lighted tennis courts for family fun and enjoyment.

Swimming Pool - Westville is host to one of the few municipal swimming pools in the area. The pool is located on Buffington Road and open every summer.

Ball Parks - Baldor Ball Park offers multiple baseball/softball fields. Teams of all ages play ball at Baldor Park. Little League, High School, and Adult games are conducted all spring and summer. Located on Cemetery Road.

City Park - Westville City Park located on Buffington Road has a variety of facilities to offer. The park is the location of a new lighted asphalted walking track.

Camps - Camping for families is available in many different areas. Several private children's summer camps and religious camps in the immediate area.

5-K Runs - Westville hosts the Golden Eagle 5-K Run each year. Several area runs are held throughout the year.

City Library - John F. Henderson Library is open to the public six days a seek and has the latest technology to entertain the most inquisitive minds.

Community Activities - Westville offers many community activities for the residents of the area. Festivals and parades held throughout the year. Family Fun and entertainment is always a priority in the Westville community.


Come visit us in Westville, Oklahoma

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Old Baptist Mission

The establishment of the Baptist Mission marked the end of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Sunday services are still held in the 1888 church. The historical marker on the front lawn reads:

"About 4 miles north and west

Establsihed by Rev. Jesse Busyhead in 1839

Westville, OK Historic Churches

Historic Monuments at Babtist Mission

Robert Rodgers

A signer of the treaty of New Echota and grandfather of famed Will Rogers. Robert Rogers moved with his wife, Sally Vann, to Indian Territory about 1837, and established a home about 1 mile northwest. He was killed in 1842

Westville, OK Monuments

Foreman Cemetery

Many early graves dating back to the days of Westville's settlement are marked for reverence.

Westville, OK Cemeteries

Baptist Mission Cemetery

Many early graves dating back to the days of the old Mission are marked for reverence. Located across the street from the Old Babtist Mission Church built in 1888 and still in use.

Westville, OK Cemeteries

Recreation

Deer and Small Game - Deer and small game are found in woods, fields, and forests in the Westville area. Hunting by permit in the Cookson Hills Game Refuge near Lake Tenkiller - turkey, quail, rabbit, squirrel, elk, and deer.

Westville, OK Recreation

Things to do Recreation near Westville, OK

Huckleberry Canyon Park

Picnic pavillions, amphitheater and huckleberries grown in season. ...

Happy Lake

Happy Lake is available by reservations only. Camping, fishing, canoeing and nature walks are a few of the activities....