Le Flore county is located in southeastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas state line and has Poteau as its county seat.
Recreational opportunities abound in this scenic county. It begins in the north where the Arkansas River forms the county line with Sequoyah County. Then backtrack the Poteau River to Lake Wister and Lake Wister State Park. Just to the east lies Heavener Runestone State Park and to the south is the Ouachita National Forest and the Kiamichi Mountains. Talimena State Park is on the western edge of the forest.
For history buffs, the county contains about 20 sites considered "historic" including the Choctaw Agency near Spiro; the LeFlore County Courthouse in Poteau and the Spiro Mound Group near Redland.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 46,770, an increase of 3,500 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stigler) Haskell County
(Wilburton) Latimer County
(Poteau) Le Flore County
(Euraula) McIntosh County
(Sallisaw) Sequoyah County
12/07 Coming to The Poteau 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.