Okmulgee Lake |
Okmulgee is located in eastern Oklahoma in Okmulgee County (of which it is the county seat) south of Tulsa along U.S. Highway 62/75 and SR 56 just north of the Deep Fork of the Canadian River.
The town has been the capital of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation since 1868. The Creek Council House Museum a sandstone structure which has been faithfully restored, once housed meetings of the elite Creek Lighthorsemen. Today the house serves as a museum and ceremonial capitol. In addition, the Nuyaka Mission Site is a nice side trip.
Recreation in the area revolves around the Okmulgee Lake, Dripping Springs Lake, Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park complex just west of town.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 13,981, an increase of 540 since 1990.
Northeast Oklahoma Campgrounds Dripping Springs Recreation Area |
History Creek Council House Museum | Nuyaka Mission Site |
Oklahoma State Parks Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park |
Wildlife Viewing Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge |
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10/24 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.
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.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
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.