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Hugo Lake State Park
Spend time hiking, fishing or swimming at nearby Hugo Lake State Park.
McGee Creek State Park
McGee Creek State Park offers water activities, hiking and fishing, as well as hunting in the adjacent McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area. The 2,600-acre park is the perfect place fish in one of Oklahoma’s best trophy lakes, the 3,350-acre McGee Creek Reservoir. The reservoir boasts an abundance of large and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, perch, crappie and sunfish.
Fort Towson is a historical site that once served as the border between the US and Texas, which was part of Mexico at the time. It was established to create order in an otherwise lawless area of the frontier. While it was abandoned in 1856, it later became a Confederate headquarters in the Civil War and was the place that the last Confederate General, General Stand Watie, lay down arms.
Endangered Ark Foundation
The Endangered Ark Foundation is the second largest home to Asian elephants in the U.S. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing a refuge for retired circus elephants and educating the public about these majestic animals.
Showman’s Rest and Bull Rider’s Reprieve
The Nearby town of Hugo, OK was once known as Circus City, USA, as it used to act as the winter headquarters for two large circuses: Carson and Barnes and Kelly-Miller. This cemetery is where many of the performers lay to rest. This is also the resting place of Buster Brown and the original Marlboro Man.
Frisco Depot Museum
The Frisco Depot Museum is the area’s historical headquarters, with items of local and county-wide historical importance on display in addition to a miniature railroad, a moonshine still and a miniature five-ring circus