About Green Country Tourism
Oklahoma’s Green Country is a beautiful land of wooded and rolling hills, sparkling clear lakes and streams, and winding valleys of bluestem prairie. Green Country is comprised of the 18 counties of northeast Oklahoma and includes the Tulsa metro area, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Pawhuska and dozens of other cities. A thriving arts culture makes Green Country vibrant with abundant public art, prolific live music and unique performing arts including live theater, symphonies, opera and ballet. More than 40 lakes in Green Country offer fishing, boating, swimming, camping and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities around their sparkling waters. From Route 66 to Native American culture and a strong Western heritage, Green Country has a rich history and unique flavor. Visitors to Green Country will discover extraordinary attractions, culture, festivals, entertainment, local flavor, and lodging in northeast Oklahoma.
Green Country Tourism serves as the destination marketing organization for an 18-county region in northeast Oklahoma. Established as a non-profit organization in 1965, Green Country Tourism's mission is to improve and sustain the economic well-being of our citizens through tourism. We have done so by working across the 18-county region to support tourism industry businesses and by promoting our travel opportunities and Oklahoma hospitality – Green Country style! Green Country Tourism works with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Lakes and Countries Association to fund regional marketing activities through a variety of channels and develops cooperative advertising campaigns to support industry members.
Over the years, we have experienced tremendous growth and increased economic impact for the region as tourism has become the third largest industry in Oklahoma. Today, our region contributes $2.2 billion to the state's economy annually through visitor spending. Green Country Tourism is helping the industry maintain this strong growth trend by continuing to facilitate marketing activities including leading the way in the region with digital marketing co-ops, providing PR services for industry partners and continually improving the effectiveness of co-op brochures and campaigns.