What Are Some Places Along the Talimena Scenic Drive in Oklahoma?


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Stops along the Talimena Scenic Drive in Oklahoma include Robbers Cave State Park, the Historic Poteau Walking Tour, Lake Wister State Park, LeFlore County Museum and Cavanal Hill. Events that take place along the drive include the Wilburton Round-up Club Rodeo and the Green Frog Festival.

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Robbers Cave State Park consists of 8,246 acres in the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma and includes several lakes, such as Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek. There are also former outlaw caves in the sandstone cliffs. Activities for tourists include horseback riding, hiking and wildlife viewing, and anglers can pursue trout, perch, bass and catfish in the bodies of water. Limited lodging is also available, with amenities such as cable/satellite TV, coffee makers, in-room fireplaces and kitchen facilities.

Lake Wister State Park is located in the city of Wister, and is close to the large Ouachita National Forest. The state park features a 7,300-acre lake, and recreational opportunities include hiking, camping, biking, boating and water skiing. Campers can spend the night at the park's tent sites, rental cabins or RV hook-up sites. Both one-bedroom and two-bedroom cabins are available on a limited basis.

The LeFlore County Museum is in Poteau, Oklahoma, and showcases historic buildings and items.

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