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Poteau is located in eastern Oklahoma in Le Flore County (of which it is the county seat) southeast of Muskogee along U.S. Highway 59 on the banks of the Poteau River north of Lake Wister, Lake Wister State Park, Heavener Runestone State Park and the Ouachita National Forest near the Arkansas border.

One natural curiosity is Cavanal Hill which, at 1,999 feet, is the world's tallest hill--just one foot short of being called a mountain.

Local attractions include the Caboose Museum and the Robert S. Kerr Museum.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 7,755, an increase of 545 since 1990.

Southeast Oklahoma Campgrounds Twyman City Park |
History Robert S. Kerr Museum |
Oklahoma Counties Le Flore County |

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12/05 Coming to The area
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.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
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.