Oklahoma Ranger District
The Oklahoma Ranger District consists of about 363,000 acres located on the west side of the Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma. The district is split into three areas: the northern unit is within LeFlore County and has many hiking trails and camp grounds, natural areas and a national recreation area; the central unit contains the large and beautiful Broken Bow Lake that provides thousands of people great fishing and water sports opportunities; the southern unit is more coastal plains with good timber production and a large wildlife area called Red Slough. Annually we have timber sales of about 15 MMBF (million board feet), prescribed burns of 25,000 – 30,000 acres, diverse wildlife and fisheries programs, and many OHV trails/roads. The district has two offices: Hodgen and the main office in Hochatown. Hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and water sports such as swimming, scuba diving, and boating attract people from all over the south and midwest to the district. Come on down and enjoy the beautiful vistas on the Talimena Scenic Drive, fish, camp, hike, drive, or hunt in southeastern Oklahoma.