Route 1, Box 18A, Vian Oklahoma 74962
918-773-5251 Fax 918-773-5598
Sequoyah NWR is located in eastern Oklahoma in Haskell County
south of Interstate 40
near where the Canadian River
empties into the Arkansas River
/Robert S. Kerr Lake
and covers 20,800 acres.
Named in honor of the First Nation Cherokee, the refuge was established in 1970 and provides protected habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Sequoyah is home to the state's largest population of snow geese and hosts a group of bald eagles.
Recreational opportunities include an auto tour loop, wildlife observation stand, photography, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking and deer hunting (by special drawing).
The refuge is open year round from 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday. There is no admission charge.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Okmulgee) Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
(Vian) Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
(Hulbert) Three Forks Nature Center
05/23 Coming to The Vian area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.