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Checotah is a small town located in McIntosh county in east-central Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the population was 3,481 residents. The town was named for the first elected Chief of the Creek Nation after the Civil War, Samuel Checote. Checotah is the hometown of 2005 American Idol winner and country music superstar, Carrie Underwood. She wrote a song titled I Aint in Checotah Anymore, which is all about the little town. Checotah is also home to several antique malls, a Civil War battle site and a downtown historic district. The town of Checotah is near Eufaula Lake, which is a man-made lake located on the Canadian River, about 27 miles upstream from its confluence with the Arkansas River. It is the largest lake in the state of Oklahoma. The construction of the Eufaula Lake dam began in 1956 and was completed in 1964. It is a popular lake for boating, fishing and hunting. The historic landmark, Standing Rock, was located in the middle of the Canadian River about two miles below the junction of the North and South Canadians. Standing Rock is now covered by the waters of Lake Eufaula. When the lake is at its top level at585 feet, the top of the huge upright rock is approximately 25 feet below the surface. Checotah also claims to be the Steerwrestling Capital of the World.

Surrounding areas: Muskogee, Oklahoma (21.0 mi), Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (26.2 mi), Tenkiller Lake, Oklahoma (28.5 mi), Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma (31.7 mi), Coweta, Oklahoma (34.5 mi), Bixby, Oklahoma (38.0 mi)

Checotah Vacation Rentals

Checotah Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 82240 S 32nd StMuskogee, OK18.6 mi.(918) 683-8888
Days Inn Muskogee900 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK19.7 mi.(918) 683-3911
Motel 6903 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK19.7 mi.(918) 683-8369
Ramada Inn Of Muskogee800 S 32NDMuskogee, OK19.8 mi.(918) 682-4341
Best Western Trade Winds Inn534 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK20.0 mi.(918) 683-2951
Hampton Inn3100 Military BlvdMuskogee, OK21.2 mi.(918) 682-2587
Holiday Inn Express3133 Azalea Park DrMuskogee, OK21.2 mi.(918) 687-4224
La Quinta Inn & Suites Muskogee3031 Military BlvdMuskogee, OK21.2 mi.(918) 687-9000
Henryetta Inn & Dome810 E TrudgeonHenryetta, OK25.5 mi.(800) 515-3663
Howard Johnson Hojo InnHwy 75 & TrudgeonHenryetta, OK26.0 mi.(918) 652-4448
Super 8 MotelRt 1 Box 98Henryetta, OK26.0 mi.(918) 652-2533
Best Western Okmulgee3499 N Wood DrOkmulgee, OK27.1 mi.(918) 756-9200

Checotah Weather & Climate

Central Oklahoma has a sub-humid, continental climate with frequent variations in weather seasonally and daily. Except during the consistently hot, humid summer months. Consistent winds, usually from the south or south-southeast during the summer, help temper the hotter weather. Consistent northerly winds during the winter intensify cold periods. Summers in central Oklahoma can be extremely hot. The area receives about 33 inches of rain annually and 9 inches of snow. Central Oklahoma has a severe weather season from March through August, and especially during April and May. Tornadoes have occurred in every month of the year. Oklahoma City has become one of the most tornado prone cities in the United States.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 26°F 2.02 in. -
February 52°F 31°F 2.20 in. -
March 60°F 39°F 3.86 in. -
April 70°F 48°F 3.99 in. -
May 77°F 57°F 5.64 in. -
June 84°F 66°F 4.63 in. -
July 90°F 70°F 2.78 in. -
August 90°F 68°F 2.81 in. -
September 82°F 61°F 5.39 in. -
October 72°F 50°F 4.34 in. -
November 58°F 39°F 4.03 in. -
December 49°F 30°F 3.06 in. -

Checotah Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Davis Field (MKO) located about 15 miles northeast of Checotah in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the Mc Alester Regional airport (MLC) located approximately 43 miles southwest of Checotah in Mcalester, Oklahoma, the Tulsa International airport (TUL) located roughly 53 miles northwest of Checotah in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the William R Pogue Municipal airport (0F8) located around 59 miles northwest of Checotah in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and finally the Fort Smith Regional airport (FSM) located about 65 miles east of Checotah in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Checotah Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK53.7 mi.
Water Parks
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK112.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Fountainhead State Park Golf CourseChecotahOK 
Eagle Crest Golf CourseMuskogeeOK20.4 mi.
Lin Lar Golf CourseMuskogeeOK20.4 mi.
Arrowhead State Park Golf CourseCanadianOK22.4 mi.
Okmulgee Country ClubOkmulgeeOK25.4 mi.
Henryetta Golf & Country ClubHenryettaOK26.0 mi.
Hilltop Golf CoursePorterOK27.2 mi.
Brier Creek Golf CourseStiglerOK27.5 mi.
State Parks
Fountainhead State ParkOK6.9 mi. 
Greenleaf Lake State ParkOK22.1 mi. 
Arrowhead State ParkOK22.6 mi. 
Pine Creek Cove State ParkOK28.9 mi. 
Okmulgee State ParkOK30.9 mi. 
Burnt Cabin Ridge State ParkOK31.4 mi. 
Sequoyah State ParkOK33.6 mi. 
Robbers Cave State ParkOK34.5 mi. 
Cherokee Landing State ParkOK39.7 mi. 
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK20.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK20.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Spartan School of Aeronautics Online HistoryTulsaOK53.7 mi.(Technology)
Philbrook MuseumTulsaOK53.7 mi.(Art)
GilcreaseTulsaOK53.7 mi.(History)
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical MuseumClaremoreOK58.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK53.7 mi.
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK112.2 mi.

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