Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
in southeastern Oklahoma, Pittsburg County was named after
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early explorers and traders traveled the
area in the 1700s. In the early 1800s, the Texas Road and part of
the California Road were early travel routes in Pittsburg County.
During the Civil War, two Confederate posts were established in the
county, Camp Jumper and a camp in Perryville. In the Battle of
Perryville in 1863, Union forces burned the camp and the town. Coal
mining in Pittsburg County began prior to the 1880s and was a major
industry in the area.
Hunters come from all over to look for deer, wild turkey, wild boar,
quail, and squirrel in Pittsburg County. Oklahoma hunters have on
average taken nearly 100,000 deer a year for the last several deer
seasons and the state is looking for ways to increase this number.
Deer season is a huge event in this region of Southeastern Oklahoma!
Southeast Oklahoma is far more mountainous and forested than any
other part of the state, containing most of the Ouachita Mountains
in Oklahoma, the Arbuckle Mountains, and five other mountain ranges.
The Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma's only national forest, is
also in this area. Kiamichi Country also houses "The World's Highest
Hill," a 1,999-foot peak near Poteau, with the official designation
for a "mountain" being anything 2,000-feet or taller. The region
contains Oklahoma's largest lake by surface area, Eufaula Lake.
Other major lakes include Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, Sardis Lake,
Hugo Lake, McGee Creek Reservoir, Pine Creek Lake, Brok
Country is the Ultimate Sportsman's Paradise in Southeastern
Oklahoma. Not only are the hunting and fishing experience king in
this region, the sheer beauty of the seven mountain ranges bring to
mind the Talimena Scenic Drive, the numerous lakes in this
picturesque tourist area.
With the mountain vistas, you can also experience the unbelievable
views and also the best fall foliage tours in the Midwest. If you
add all kinds of water sports, camping, horse trails, hiking , hang
gliding and sightseeing to your list of things to do, it can take
days to completely cover the Kiamichi Country area.
Come see for yourself what they are saying about this wonderful
region. Looking for a great place to retire or own a vacation home
or weekend cabin? You have found the right place to look Come spend
a weekend, a week, or a month. You may not want to leave!
There are 10 state parks located throughout Kiamichi Country. Each
park has unique points of interest along with facilities that can
make your life a little more comfortable. See State Parks for
further information. The Kiamichi Country consists of seven
Southeastern counties, each with their own wonderful towns, sights
and activities to offer the public; Choctaw, Pushmataha, McCurtain,
LeFlore, Latimer, Haskell, and Pittsburg.
The Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area covers 76,000 acres in
Pushmataha and LeFlore counties and has literally hundreds of miles
of trails for horses or four wheelers in these managed timberlands.
The Little River Wildlife Refuge area is located in the Broken Bow
area Waterfowl, primarily mallard and wood duck, have traditionally
used the habitat within the Refuge. The refuge is open for hiking,
birdwatching, wildlife observation, and photography.
The Hugo Wildlife Management Area covers a total of 19,566 acres
located in Choctaw and Pushmataha counties. The Lyndol Fry Waterfowl
Refuge is located adjacent to the Kiamichi River and consists of
3,500 acres. This Kiamichi Country mountain region has many streams
and rivers for various float trips such as canoeing, rafting,
kayaking, fishing and mountain ATV trails. The Kiamichi River,
Little River, Glover River, and Mountain Fork River are just a few
of the exciting choices to explore and float with various canoe
rentals in the area.
Ouachita National Forest
just down the road.