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Lake Country, Oklahoma

Before southcentral Oklahoma was lake country, it was river country, home to the mercurial Red, the gentle Washita and the pristine Blue rivers. Corralled, the rivers created four major lakes -- and a whole new world of water. Lake Texoma splashes into three counties and draws fisherman from all over the country, lured by the best striped bass fishing to be found anywhere. Near Ardmore, clear spring water fill Lake Murray, built in the shady foothills of the Arbuckle mountains and the sparkling centerpiece of Oklahoma's oldest, most historic state park. (A limestone castle houses the park's nature center.) The 9,000-acre McGee Creek National Scenic Recreation Area, adjacent to Atoka Lake, is home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and the occasional mountain lion. Campers can apply for a permit to backpack into the recreation area, or stay in relative luxury in a rustic log fishing hut at McGee Creek State Park.

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Arbuckle Fishing

The Lake of the Arbuckles is one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill. There are 36 miles of shoreline and 2,300

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Greater Southwest Historical Museum

Housed in a native-stone building constructed during Roosevelt's WPA days, the museum traces the heritage of settlers who carved out a living in early day Indian Territory to those living in the 1930s. Featured is an 1892 Cabin inside the museum.

Ardmore, OK Museums

Arbuckle Wilderness

Oklahoma's Premier Exotic Animal Theme Park Arbuckle Wilderness is a fantasy land filled with fun for all ages! Birthday parties are a blast and include all kinds of fun things to do!

Sulphur, OK Wildlife Refuges

Lake Murray Fishing

Lake Murray was built by the WPA back in the 1930's close to Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was the first major lake impounded in Oklahoma and contains largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass. The lake is noted for yielding large numbers of smallmouth in the 2-3

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Boggy Depot Cemetery

Adjoining Boggy Depot Townsite is the 1830s Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Cemetery. The townsite and cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Oklahoma's list of Oldest Historical Places.

Atoka, OK Cemeteries


Carter County Courthouse Seth Thomas Clock

The Seth Thomas Clock in the dome of the Carter County Courthouse was installed in 1928. There is a dial on each side of the dome-- north, south, east and west. The metal plate on the front says the clock is #2677 and dated May 5, 1928. The clock as been stopped since 1988 or 1989. In April 1988

Ardmore, OK Historic Courthouses

Boggy Depot Townsite

Prelude to a State Boggy Depot's contribution to Oklahoma outlasted all her structures, for it was the source of the state's name. Chief Allen Wright, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, suggested the word "Oklahoma" (meaning "Red People") in 1866

Atoka, OK Historic Towns

REX II Theater

Everything about the REX II, from the dozens of signatures and photos on the wall, to the smell of buttered popcorn, says "welcome". The REX II is all about hospitality and relaxation. It's more than a place to watch a movie. It's a place to visit with family and friends and remember what it'

Caddo, OK Entertainment

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

"Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters" This statement was used to describe this area's significance by early American Indian inhabitants as long as 7,000

Sulphur, OK Recreation

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