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.
The USS Batfish is Muskogees most unusual attraction. A retired military submarine museum located in Muskogee. Open March 15 to October 15.
Honey Springs Battlefield
The Battle of Honey Springs, the climatic engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory, was fought here on July 17, 1863. The 1,100 acre site has six walking trails with a total of 55 interpretive signs; the trails are located at (1) the Union bivouac area, (2) the Union line of battle, (3) the Texas' regiments line of battle [which includes 1/8-mile of the original Texas Road], (4) the battle at the bridge [over Elk Creek], (5) the final action, and (6) Honey Springs [the Confederate supply depot].
The Castle of Muskogee
The Castle of Muskogee is a banquet/events facility and boasts a total of 30,000 square feet with a 60 acre kingdom. The Castle is the home of the Oklahoma Renaissance Faire (May), Castle Fireworks (June-July), Haunted Castle (October), the Boare's Heade Feaste (November) and Christmas Kingdom (November-December).
Hoepfner's Kiwi Farm
An attractive place to visit, this Kiwi Vineyard is 17 years old, with beautiful vines climbing on the carport, up the sides of buildings, along the fences and arbors, in big pots and hanging baskets. Learn about this unique "Hardy" Kiwi and marvel at the beauty and serenity found here.
Three Rivers Museum
Three Rivers Museum was established in 1989 as the dream of local historian Dorothy Ball. This museum tells the fascinating story of the development of the Three Rivers region of Oklahoma. As one of the earliest areas west of the Mississippi to be settled, this region has a long and colorful past.
Ataloa Lodge Museum
The historic Ataloa Lodge Museum offers one of the finest collections of American Indian art and life-ways in the United States, and each season on its grounds holds its own unique beauty.
Thomas-Foreman Historic Home
Found in Muskogee (35 miles) this home was built in 1898 by John R. Thomas, federal judge from 1897-1901. He and his daughter, Carolyn became outstanding authorities on Oklahoma history and the Five Civilized Tribes.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum is located in the Depot District just 4 blocks south of downtown Business district in Muskogee, OK.
Jenks "Antique Capital of Oklahoma"
When your quest is for authentic American antiques, Jenks is a great place to visit. Known as the Antique Capital of Oklahoma, Jenks is home to many shops, galleries and museums. Located about an hour north of our campground, it is well worth the drive.
River Country Water Park
Water slides, lazy river, pool, concessions - fun for all ages that won't break the bank at River Country Water Park in Muskogee just 35 miles away!
The Oklahoma Aquarium features thousands of salt and fresh water fish and animals - feed and touch stingrays and small sharks! You'll be charmed by playful river otters, beavers and raccoons. Just 60 miles from camp and worth the drive!
Outlaw Motor Speedway
Just north of Checotah, on Highway 69 is Outlaw Motor Speedway. Excitement is high and speed is the name of the game as stock cars zip around the ½ mile dirt track. Cheer for your favorite car from the stands, or see pit crews in action up close in the pits. Indoor concessions, a pro shop and professional sound system make this state of the art facility a great evening of entertainment. A night of action and thrills is in store when you go to the races where speeding is legal!
Plumb Theater is home to the Longtown Opry. This family atmosphere theater offers two performances each week. A Gospel Music Show is featured every Friday night and the Country Music Show is performed every Saturday night. Both shows are 7pm to 9pm. Located just east of Eufaula - about 35 miles from the campground.
Heartland Heritage Museum
Located in Checotah, this little museum features local artists a history of our local heroes and an insight into what put Checotah on the map!