Muskogee offers a harmonious blend of outdoor well-being and healthcare excellence, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a vibrant and healthy lifestyle.


With abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, including pristine parks and scenic trails, staying active has never been more inviting. The city's commitment to public health is further reinforced by top-notch healthcare facilities and hospitals, ensuring residents and visitors receive the best care possible.

  • 2,000,000+ Day Trip Visitors in 2022
  • 12+ Miles of Outdoor Trails
  • 18-Hole Perry Maxwell-Designed Golf Course
  • Miles of Lakeshore and River
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Muskogee, a city embraced by nature, offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, inviting residents to immerse themselves in its scenic landscapes, parks, and water-based activities year-round. Whether you’re an angler, golfer, hiker, biker, or just love to enjoy the great outdoors, Muskogee has something for everyone.

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Three Forks Harbor

Three Forks Harbor stands as a prime location for those who love boating, fishing, hiking, and biking. It boasts convenient boat slips, two ramps for launching watercraft, and an inviting five-mile wilderness trail. Known for hosting fishing tournaments of various sizes, from kids’ rodeos to Bassmaster Opens, Three Forks Harbor is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts.

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Muskogee Golf Club presents an unparalleled golfing experience anchored by a course meticulously designed by the legendary Perry Maxwell. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned golfer, our course offers a delightful challenge set against a serene and picturesque backdrop. Beyond the top-quality club amenities, you’ll discover a dedicated staff providing exceptional service and a relaxed ambiance that golf enthusiasts will truly appreciate.

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Biking Trails

Muskogee offers six dedicated bike trails, perfect for both residents and visitors to explore and stay active. Among them is Centennial Trail, an asphalt athletic path that winds through various microhabitats, offering scenic views from forested areas to wetlands and rocky outcrops. This extensive trail system is not only perfect for organized runs but also for wildlife watching, ensuring that nature lovers of all kinds can find their sanctuary in Muskogee’s diverse outdoor spaces.

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Love Hatbox Sports Complex

Muskogee’s Love Hatbox Sports Complex is a 60-acre site with a rich history as a historic airport, once frequented by aviation legends such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Today, this dynamic complex stands as a hub for sports enthusiasts, hosting a variety of leagues, tournaments, and individual users. Boasting an impressive array of facilities, including 10 lighted baseball fields, 8 softball fields, 2 lighted football fields, and 13 soccer fields, it acts as a haven for leagues, tournaments, and individual sports enthusiasts. Their commitment to recreation extends beyond traditional sports with a 3.1-mile Centennial Trail for multi-purpose activities and a lighted outdoor skate park.

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Farmers' Market

Discover one of Oklahoma’s premier farmers’ markets in Muskogee. With a diverse array of fresh, locally grown produce and artisanal goods, our market offers a vibrant, community-centered shopping experience. Engage with friendly vendors and savor the flavors of the season while supporting local agriculture and small businesses. At Muskogee’s farmers’ market, you’ll find the very best of homegrown, handcrafted Oklahoma products.

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Parks & Sports

Our city’s parks are vibrant oases of recreation and relaxation that underscore our commitment to a healthy lifestyle. From Beckman Park, offering a family-friendly splash pad, to Honor Heights Park, with its lush gardens and serene fishing spots, there’s a park for every taste. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil picnic in the shaded areas of Elliott Park, an active game of basketball at Spaulding Park, or quality time with your furry friend at Coody Creek Bark Park, our city’s parks provide a diverse range of amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Discover the beauty and charm of our outdoor spaces, each with its unique appeal, and make the most of the natural treasures Muskogee has to offer.

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Connect Muskogee

The Connect Muskogee project, successfully completed in 2021, stands as a transformative initiative with a central mission to promote active transportation modes in Muskogee. Designed to encourage both residents and visitors to embrace walking, bicycling, and transit use, the project recognizes the myriad benefits these modes bring to individuals and the community at large. By prioritizing active transportation, Connect Muskogee contributes to improved personal health, enhanced air quality, and economic advantages, fostering a more sustainable and vibrant community for all.


Saint Francis Hospital

The Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee is made up of more than 140 providers and 320 beds. The community hospital serves a seven-county area and is one of Muskogee’s top employers. Exciting developments are underway with a current expansion project, featuring a new patient bed tower set to redefine the healthcare experience. This modern facility will include a ground floor entrance, a chapel, and over 150 new patient rooms, incorporating intensive and progressive care units. Anticipated to welcome its first patient by the end of 2025, the tower will boast rooms up to 47% larger than existing ones, along with new family waiting areas and enhanced staff support spaces. This construction not only elevates the patient experience but also reinforces Muskogee as an excellent place to both receive and work in healthcare.


Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center

The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is an integral part of the Eastern Oklahoma Health Care System dedicated to serving over 52,000 veterans across 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma. Situated in Muskogee, the medical center offers a comprehensive range of services, including surgical and inpatient care, as well as outpatient primary care and consultations by specialists in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. Recognized for its exceptional staff, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center recently celebrated 33 nurses from the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System as part of the Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Oklahoma. This acknowledgment reflects their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and dedication to mentoring others. Notably, the medical center holds historical significance as the first VA hospital in the nation named after a Native American. The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is where commitment to veterans’ well-being and a rich heritage converge in providing top-notch healthcare services.

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in shaping the very fabric of our community. These important groups are the driving force behind transformative initiatives that touch the lives of individuals and families alike. With unwavering dedication, these organizations address pressing issues, such as healthcare accessibility, education disparities, and community development, ensuring that Muskogee thrives as a compassionate and inclusive city. Bridges Out of Poverty and Lake Area United Way are two organizations that have left their mark on our community. Through collaborative efforts and a commitment to making a difference, these nonprofits embody the true spirit of Muskogee, shaping a community where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.

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Muskogee provides a lifetime worth of recreational opportunities for someone that wants to be outside and be active. Doug Walton Coordinator, Muskogee County TSET

Doug Walton

Champion for a healthier & more vibrant Muskogee.


Storywalk opens at Honor Heights Park

Honor Heights Park’s little visitors can read a story and get some exercise while roaming through its arboretum. Eastern Oklahoma Library System has installed a StoryWalk, along the paved trail at the C. Clay Harrell Arboretum, north of the Papilion. “We thought it would be a beautiful venue and allow families to use these trails...

Storywalk opens at Honor Heights Park