Visit Oklahoma’s oldest town and a historic frontier fort with a trip to Fort Gibson where you'll find rich history and bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities. Explore the Fort Gibson Historic Site established in 1824, which has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and American Treasure. This historical site houses 29 buildings including a reconstruction of the early stockade built by the WPA and archaeological ruins of original buildings. Visit during one of the living history events to see the fort spring to life with military personnel carrying out their daily routines.
Fort Gibson abounds with water recreation, both on Fort Gibson Lake and an area known as “Three Forks,” which is the point where the Arkansas, Verdigris and Neosho Rivers converge. Stop by the Three Forks Harbor for access to boat ramps, supplies and information on the area. Feeling lucky? A trip to the Cherokee Casino in Fort Gibson offers gaming, live entertainment, restaurants and a hotel.