Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA

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Reserve: 800-562-2797

Info: 918-775-2792


1900 KOA Power Drive

Sallisaw, OK 74955

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Check-out: 11:00 am

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Local Area Attractions

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:

Sequoyahs home

Admission is free. Closed Monday and State Holidays. Exhibits here illustrate the history of the Cherokee from 1600 to 1907 and the development of Sequoyahs syllabary. Visitors are taught the use of this Cherokee alphabet and given a computer printout of their names and common greetings in Cherokee. Visit online for more information.  918.775.2413

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Beautiful Eastern Oklahoma Location -- Green Country

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. Talimena Scenic Drive Association phone is 918.567.3434

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Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

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.    918.773.5251

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Cherokee Heritage Center

Attractions include: Cherokee National Museum; "Trail of Dreams" Outdoor Drama (All seats reserved, June thru August); Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village; Adams Corner Rural Village.  918.456.6007

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Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Scenic Train Rides

Ride in style on a meticulously restored antique passenger cars, a first-class parlor car or the 1940's Caboose, Lil' Toot. Relax as you wind through the river valleys, traverse high trestles, and cut into a quarter-mile tunnel. Their friendly and fun-loving conductors will enhance the journey with anecdotes about the areas rich history, while tending to your safety and other needs.If you are young or young at heart and ready to experience the scenic foot hills of the Boston Mountains, don't miss this opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. Sorry, they cannot accommodate pack mules or pet chickens on their train rides.

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Local Area Activities

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!

Cherokee Casino

Sallisaw, OK

Win big! 22,000-square-foot casino holds more than 250 electronic games and offers off-track betting. Less than 1 mile away.

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Eagle Tour and Loon Watch

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.

  • Saturdays Jan 18, 2014 - March 1, 2014
  • Eagle Tour 9 -12 pm; Loon Watch 2:00 pm

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Lake Tenkiller - boating, scuba, hiking, and more

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.

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Eagle Watching

Vian, OK

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.

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