Poteau and Surrounding Areas
Poteau, Heavener, and Wister; an Introduction:
Poteau is a thriving small town in Southeastern Oklahoma. Both Heavener and Wister are both less than a ten-minute drive away. This tri-city area is full of natural beauty, abundant history, and fascinating local attractions.
As Poteau is the county seat, it is also the hub of activity. Traveling from Broadway to Main Street, you can find a plethora of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Heavener, located just southeast of Poteau is the home of the Heavener Runestone. On the way is southeast Oklahoma’s tourist headquarters and Oklahoma’s best-kept secret, Long Lake Resort.
Wister is a small town just to the southwest of Poteau. Once a thriving railroad hub, Wister is a charming little town best known for being the gateway to Lake Wister. Lake Wister is a large man-made lake that offers a wide variety of activities.
No matter what you enjoy, you’ll find something here that excites you! Welcome to Poteau!
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