Local Area Recreation Near Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA
The local area is known for great fishing and water sports, Native American history, antique shopping, and casinos. Use Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA as your base camp and find hundreds of options for fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian trail riding, scenic drives, caving, golfing, and more!
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.
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 mid-Jan - March
- Eagle Tour 9 -12 pm; Loon Watch 2:00 pm
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.
Disc Golf @ Jay Reynolds Park
The City of Sallisaw has an 18 hole disc golf course located at Jay Reynolds Park. This course was built in December of 2015 and offers disc golf enthusiasts a challenging course. Whether you are an expert or an amateur, you will enjoy the challenge of the course.
Number of holes: 18
Course Length: 5,204'
Holes under 300' in length: 9
Holes 300' to 400' in length: 5
Holes over 400' in length: 3
Target type: DISCatcher
Tee type: Grass
We have so many antique shops to choose from, we guarantee you won't have time to hit them all. Stop in the store for a list of names, addresses, phone numbers and hours. We make it so easy!
Sallisaw Sports Complex
Have a child or grandchild, niece or nephew, in sports? Well check out Sallisaw's new state of the art Sports Complex! The Sallisaw Sports Complex opened in May 2016. The modern sports complex sits on 130 acres and offers first class playing fields for both baseball and softball. Each quad has its own concession and restroom facilities. The complex is operated by the Sallisaw Youth League under a contract with the Sallisaw Municipal Authority.