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Cookson is located in eastern Oklahoma in Cherokee County east of Muskogee along SR 82 on the banks of the Illinois River near 13,000-acre Lake Tenkiller.

The town is a favorite of scuba divers who can take in underwater sights such as huge uncut forests, limestone cliffs with their inviting caves and drop-offs reaching 165 feet. Other nearby recreational opportunities include Greenleaf State Park, Lake Tenkiller State Park, Cherokee Landing State Park and Brushy Creek State Park.

Caney Ridge Marina | Snake Creek Marina |
Northeast Oklahoma Campgrounds Horseshoe Bend Public Use Area |
Transportation Tenkiller Lake Airpark Airport |

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02/18 Coming to The 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.