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National Cherokee Nation Park

Near: SallisawOK (Weather)
Number of
2 Total
14 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description Park sits on the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir with scenic views of water, meadows, cliffs and woodlands. Trails follow the shoreline and traverse the park. Barefoot friendly with abundant wildlife. Additional trails are planned. Park is 800 acres in size.
Best Time to Visit Early spring, fall, but riding is great year 'round.
Times to Avoid November, may be briefly closed for hunting
Campground National Cherokee Nation Park is a welcoming primitive equestrian camp . A 20-stall barn is available for overnight stays. Please bring your own feed, water and bedding, and clean stalls after use. Portapotties are available. The park is under development and will begin installing electric sites and water, plus shower and bath house in summer of 2017. Caretaker on site. Gate is closed after hours. Open to the public, no cost for riding or camping. Motorized vehicles prohibited on the trails. Please keep dogs on a leash.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive; Toilet Stall; Stream Cherokee Nation
Natural Resources Dept.
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK, OK 74465
Directions Park is located just 3.5 miles south off Interstate 40 at exit 303 (Dwight Mission Exit). Between Sallisaw and Vian, Oklahoma, take exit 303 onto Dwight Mission Road and continue south until you run into the park entrance. Parking for trailers is available near the barn on the left hand side and also further along the park road.
This information was provided by on 1/3/2017 6:15:22 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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