Fort Washita was established in 1842 and it was, at that time, the most southern post of the U.S. It was established to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the Plains Indians who had used this area for centuries for hunting and were not too keen on sharing. Throughout the 1840's and 1850's the post provided quarters for the U.S. Indian Agency to the Chickasaw and Choctaw governments. Admission is free, and you can wander and take photos of whatever you like.
Open : Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location : On SH199 (off HWY 70 from Madill, off Hwy 70, then Hwy 78 from Durant).
Lake Texoma is the 10th largest lake in the United States and leads all Corps lakes west of the Mississippi River in recreational activities. The lake on the Red River is which is shared by Texas and Oklahoma is widely recognised as a top fishing lake and one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. The lake area includes 2 wildlife refuges, 2 state parks, 54 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, 26 resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Just south of Madill.