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Choctaw Nation Trail

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Other Names

Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma Ranger District, Ouachita Mountains, Indian Nation Trail, Lenox Ridge, Talimena State Park, CNT, INT, Stair Mountain, Billy Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This 45-mile long linear trail consists of hard packed dirt with a few sections that are rocky, rugged and sometimes steep with several creek crossings. The trail is open to dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, and is marked with orange and blue blazes. The trail is also close to the Boardstand Millitary Trail, which offers 23 miles of pure single track.

Direct trail access plus camping can be found at Tailmena State Park. The park features ten RV sites, each with a paved parking pad, electric and water hookups and seven tent sites, plus a parking area for small trailers. Amenities include restrooms, showers and a small gift shop. Reservations are required to camp at this state park which can be made online.

Billy Creek Campground is another option but offers a more secluded environment. This campground borders a small stream and offers 12 sites, each with a picnic table, BBQ grill and lantern pole. There is also a vault toilet and potable water pump.

Visitors should note that Billy Creek Campground is smaller and geared for tent campers. Those with large trailers or RVs should consider parking at Tailmena State Park.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 64 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest, State Park

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $16.00
RV: $29.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Talimena State Park Campground Fee
CommentSeniors 62 years old and up get a $2/night discount at Talimena State Park Campground. Billy Creek Campground Fee - $8/night

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityTalihina, OK
Address50884 Hwy 271, Talihina, OK 74571
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From: Oklahoma City, OK
1) Take I-40 East to Exit 308
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp onto US-59, continue 20 miles
3) Turn right (south) on US-59/US-271, continue about 62 miles
4) Look for sign on the left for Talimena State Park, turn here.

For Billy Creek Campground:
5) Continue south past Talimena State Park 3.3 miles
6) Turn left (south) onto Cutoff Road, continue 2 miles
7) Turn left (east) onto Hwy 63, continue about 16 miles
8) Turn left (north-east) onto County Road 223/E1620, continue .2 miles
9) Turn left (north) onto FS Road 6022, continue about 2 miles toward campground entrance.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoOuachita National Forest - Oklahoma Ranger District
52175 US Hwy. 59
Hodgen, OK 74939
(918) 653-2991
mailroom_r8_ouachita@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoTalimena State Park
50884 Hwy 271
Talihina, OK 74571
(918) 567-2052
wistercabins@oklahomaparks.com
www.travelok.com

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail45
Climate TypeForest
Elevation900 to 1600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintainedtrail is marked with orange and blue markers
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Rockin H (918) 567-3054
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Rockin H (918) 567-3054
Potable Water WaterOn SiteTalimena State Park Campground (918) 567-2052
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteTalimena State Park Campground (918) 567-2052
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteTalimena State Park Campground (918) 567-2052
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteTalimena State Park Campground (918) 567-2052
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Rockin H (918) 567-3054
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