Local Area Attractions
Oklahoma's largest reservoir, Lake Eufaula has 600 miles of shoreline and 143,700 acres of surface area. Attractions include fishing and hunting, sightseeing, nature trails, boating, picnicking, tours, etc. Public boat ramp is located just 8 miles from the campground.
1890 M-K-T Depot and Caboose
The KATY DEPOT was built in 1890 and is the M. K. & T.'s oldest surviving wooden station. The depot now holds a collection of the town's heritage including railroad, pioneer businesses, cowboys and Indians, military and the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs memorabilia. Other features are the M.K.T. Caboose #205, a 14 Flag historical display, the Paul Henry Carr Monument, and a scale model of USS CARR (FFG-52) a Guided Missile Frigate which honors the WWII Hero from Checotah. This attraction is located in Checotah. For more information and hours of operation please call 1-918-473-6377.
Cherokee Heritage Center
Tour the recreated ancient Cherokee village of Tsa-La-Gi, located at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Talequah, Oklahoma.
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Located in Muskogee, this museum features the history, artifacts and art of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Creek Tribes.
Honor Heights Park
Muskogee's beautifully landscaped park containing every flower and shrub native to Oklahoma and noted for its breathtaking display of azaleas in the spring. This park features an Azalea Festival in April and a spectacular garden of lights in December.
Local Area Activities
Dates listed may be subject to change. Please contact the venue for additional information. Our local Chamber of Commerce is a great source for local information.
Have a great time scouring the shops in Checotah, Eufaula and Muskogee. All within 1/2 hour drive from campground.
Fountain Head Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole golf course newly upgraded on the back 9 and is just a few miles away.
Like an occasional night out? Check out nearby casinos - Checotah is just 13 miles away!
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Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
Travel to Muskogee (35 miles) and step back in time to days of old with King Henry VIII, Queen Margaret of Scotland, the Royal Court, jousters, jesters, jugglers, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with the wonderful and unique foods of the day. Browse through the more than 100 handcrafted booths with one of a kind items. This event is held every Saturday and Sunday in the month of May.
Whole Hawg Days & Poker Run
The city of Eufaula hosts the annual Whole Hawg Days event . A celebration of summer, this event includes a parade, car show, BBQ cook-off, carnival and rodeo. The weekend is brought to a close with the Whole Hawg Poker Run held by boat on the waters of Lake Eufaula. Any watercraft will do to take part in the fun and a chance to win cash prizes!
Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival
DC Minner's annual Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival features over 30 bands, 3 stages, 3 days of some of the best music in the world! Just a few miles north of Checotah, you can come join the fun for the entire family. $15 for the day and kids are FREE!
Living Legends Rodeo
Held Labor Day weekend in Henryetta, the Rodeo Cowboy Capital of the World (15 miles), this rodeo represents the finals of the IPRA "Twister Series". See all the traditional rodeo events as cowboys and cowgirls compete for Championship titles.This outstanding International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo pays tribute to all rodeo cowboys of Oklahoma. Come to the Living Legends Rodeo in Henryetta, the "Rodeo Cowboy Capital of the World." on Labor Day weekend to see cowboys compete in traditional rodeo events such as bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping.
Suddenly the throb of drumbeats and the high pitch of a voice pierce the late summer morning. Soft breezes flutter the flags carried by the honor guard as they appear in the arena from the East. The eyes catch the brilliant whirl of hundreds of feathers put into motion by the fancy footwork of the dancer. The Pow Wow has begun.
The Pow Wow is an educational experience for visitors and an opportunity for participants to celebrate through dance, drumming and singing, food, and art, the great heritage of the American Indian. Held in Eufaula, it's worth the 25 miles drive to see!