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Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge


category : Wildlife Refuges
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Established to provide habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds, the refuge lies at the junction of the Canadian and Arkansas Rivers and contains 20,800 acres, half of which is water.

Snow geese concentrate here in large numbers during the fall migration. Bald eagles winter here in November and December. Birdwatching (there are over 250 species of birds seen at the refuge), photography, fishing and hunting (during season) are permitted in specified areas.

Six-mile daytime driving tours.


Admission: Free
Hours: Monday thru Friday, Year Round, 7:30am to 4:00 pm
Address: 11 miles West to Vian on Highway 64, (Cherokee Street), the South at the stop sign in Vian 3 miles.
Phone: 918-773-5251
Fax: 918-773-5598
Our Website:southwest.fws.gov/refuges/oklahoma/sequoy.h

Come visit us in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

14 Flags Museum

14 Flags Museum is housed in the restored cabin, built in 1845, of Judge Franklin Faulkner, a pioneer lawyer of Sequoyah County. The museum contains early-day artifacts from this area. The entire museum complex includes a stretch of several log cabins with historical items on display.

Sallisaw, OK Museums

Sequoyah's Homesite

The original log cabin home of Sequoyah was built in 1829 and contains many artifacts relative to Sequoyah's remarkable achievements. Sequoyah built this one-room log cabin to serve as his home shortly after his move to what is present day Oklahoma.

Sallisaw, OK Landmarks

Sequoyah

Sequoyah was born in the lower Appalachian region of Tennessee about 1770. His mother was a member of the "Paint Clan" of the Cherokee Nation and his non-Indian father, Nathaniel Gist, left the family when Sequoyah was very young. Sequoyah grew to manhood among his kinsmen, the Cherokees.

Sallisaw, OK Famous People

Outdoor Mural

This nearly block-long mural illustrates historical events throughout Sequoyah County in a collage of 21 paintings.

Sallisaw, OK Arts

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

Sallisaw, OK Museums

Things to do Wildlife Refuges near Sallisaw, OK