Eastern Oklahoma has so much to offer! From hiking to waterskiing, shopping to casinos, museums to trail riding, come enjoy what you love or try something new. Use the Sallisaw/Ft Smith W KOA as your base camp for a great vacation or even a single excursion before you head out on your journey! Check out all the possibilities:
Many attractions, restaurants, and shopping abound in Eastern Oklahoma. If you can stay an extra day, a trip south through the Talimena Scenic Mountains is awe- inspiring. http://byways.org/explore/byways/2485. Talimena Scenic Drive Association phone is 918.567.3434
The refuge provides habitat for water fowl and other migratory birds. It also provides food and cover for resident wildlife. This attractions is located three miles South of I-40 at the Vian exit. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=21640 918.773.5251
Visitors can be reminded of one of the most chaotic eras in the history of Fort Smith, Arkansas, with a visit to the barracks/courthouse, jail and restored gallows of the "Hanging" Judge Isaac C. Parker. Located in downtown Fort Smith, it is just a short drive of 23 miles. http://www.arkansas.com/places-to-go/parks/national-federal-parks/fort-smith-historic.aspx 479.783.3961
Our local area is known for great fishing and water sports, Native American history, antique shopping, and casinos. Use Sallisaw/Ft Smith W as your base camp and find hundreds of options for fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian trail riding, scenic drives, caving, golf, and more!
Join the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge for a tour featuring southern bald eagles on the nest. You will begin the tour by watching eagles from the refuge's webcam and continue the tour on the 25-person tour bus. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars. After spending the morning at the refuge, take a break and have a leisurely lunch in Vian. Then, make your way to Tenkiller State Park for more eagles and lots of loons, including the common loon, the red-throated loon, the pacific loon and the yellow-billed loon. Come out and enjoy this famed bird of the northeast and beyond. Tours will occur unless there is a travel advisory for the area.
Lake Tenkiller is Oklahoma's clearwater lake sporting nearly 13,000 surface acres and 130 miles of scenic shoreline. With 10 marinas, 24 boat ramps, and a scuba diving park, water and outdoor recreation opportunities abound.
The Tenkiller State Park Trail System consists of three 1 to 1.5 mile long hiking trails. Varying from completely paved and handicap accessible to advanced level that takes you through a small creek treating you to a beautiful view of the bluffs.
Bring your binoculars and hiking boots to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge and venture out to spot southern bald eagles on the nest. Located along the upper half of the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir south of Vian, the refuge is known for its winter eagle sightings along numerous hiking trails and observation areas scattered throughout the park. This picturesque area of northeast Oklahoma is a haven for a variety of wintering birds and wildlife with plentiful shoreline, river bottoms and wooded swampland.