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Fort-Gibson is nestled among the rolling green hills of northeastern Oklahoma. This area is situated in the foothills of the Ozarks and surrounded by four rivers, three lakes and many meandering creeks. Fort Gibson is located just across the Arkansas River from Muskogee, Oklahoma and about 45 miles southeast of Tulsa. Fort Gibson is the oldest community in the state, established in 1824. It offers the quality of small town life with the advantages of a growing community. It is home to the Fort Gibson Historical Site, which was established in 1824 in Indian territory by Col. Matthew Arbuckle and named for Col. George Gibson, head of the Army Commissary Department. The fort was the westernmost in the north-south chain of forts intended to protect the American West frontier. The Army first abandoned the fort in 1857. During the Civil War, Union troops occupied the fort, which they called Fort Blunt. The fort was permanently abandoned in 1890 as the Indian Territory was opening for settlement by non-Indians. The buildings of the fort were rebuilt by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s. The area also includes the Fort Gibson National Cemetery. The town of Fort Gibson is only five miles south of Fort Gibson Lake, which is known for its fishing, boating and annual Chili Cook-off.

Surrounding areas: Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma (6.0 mi), Muskogee, Oklahoma (6.3 mi), Tahlequah, Oklahoma (17.8 mi), Tenkiller Lake, Oklahoma (17.8 mi), Coweta, Oklahoma (26.1 mi), Checotah, Oklahoma (26.2 mi), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (34.8 mi)

Fort Gibson Vacation Rentals

Fort Gibson Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn3100 Military BlvdMuskogee, OK8.6 mi.(918) 682-2587
La Quinta Inn & Suites Muskogee3031 Military BlvdMuskogee, OK8.6 mi.(918) 687-9000
Holiday Inn Express3133 Azalea Park DrMuskogee, OK8.7 mi.(918) 687-4224
Best Western Trade Winds Inn534 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK8.9 mi.(918) 683-2951
Ramada Inn Of Muskogee800 S 32NDMuskogee, OK9.0 mi.(918) 682-4341
Days Inn Muskogee900 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK9.1 mi.(918) 683-3911
Motel 6903 S 32ND StMuskogee, OK9.1 mi.(918) 683-8369
Super 82240 S 32nd StMuskogee, OK9.5 mi.(918) 683-8888
Super 82501 S MuskogeeTahlequah, OK16.9 mi.(918) 456-2350
Comfort Inn & Suites101 Reasor StTahlequah, OK18.1 mi.(918) 431-0600
Holiday Inn Express-tahlequah1 Holiday DrTahlequah, OK18.1 mi.(918) 456-7800
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites106 Holiday LnLocust Grove, OK29.1 mi.(918) 479-8082

Fort Gibson Weather & Climate

Eastern Oklahoma has a temperate four-season climate with occasional extremes in temperature and rainfall. Eastern Oklahoma is situated near the heart of Tornado Alley. Lightening is common in the spring months, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms containing large hail, damaging winds or tornadoes. There is also the potential for flooding in eastern Oklahoma, however, a comprehensive flood management plan is in place for the area. Summers are usually accompanied by high humidity. Autumn is short, but often the most pleasant time of the year, consisting of sunny days and cool nights. Winter temperatures are generally mild, but occasionally experience extremes. Annual snowfall averages around nine inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 25°F 1.94 in. -
February 53°F 29°F 2.20 in. -
March 62°F 38°F 3.67 in. -
April 71°F 47°F 3.97 in. -
May 79°F 58°F 5.40 in. -
June 86°F 66°F 5.09 in. -
July 93°F 71°F 2.71 in. -
August 92°F 68°F 2.42 in. -
September 84°F 61°F 4.97 in. -
October 74°F 50°F 4.14 in. -
November 60°F 37°F 4.09 in. -
December 50°F 29°F 3.17 in. -

Fort Gibson Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Davis Field (MKO) located about 11 miles southwest of Fort Gibson in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the Tulsa International airport (TUL) located approximately 45 miles northwest of Fort Gibson in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Fort Smith Regional airport (FSM) located roughly 58 miles southeast of Fort Gibson in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and finally the Northwest Arkansas Regional airport (XNA) located around 62 miles northeast of Fort Gibson in Fayetteville Springdale, Arkansas.

Fort Gibson Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK48.8 mi.
Kiddie ParkBartlesvilleOK78.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Eagle Crest Golf CourseMuskogeeOK6.9 mi.
Lin Lar Golf CourseMuskogeeOK6.9 mi.
Crosswinds Golf CourseHulbertOK11.8 mi.
Sequoyah State Park Golf CourseHulbertOK11.8 mi.
Hilltop Golf CoursePorterOK16.3 mi.
Cherry Springs Golf ClubTahlequahOK18.4 mi.
Tahlequah City Golf CourseTahlequahOK18.4 mi.
Woods Golf CourseCowetaOK25.2 mi.
Fountainhead State Park Golf CourseChecotahOK26.5 mi.
State Parks
Sequoyah State ParkOK8.7 mi. 
Greenleaf Lake State ParkOK12.2 mi. 
Burnt Cabin Ridge State ParkOK15.9 mi. 
Pine Creek Cove State ParkOK17.7 mi. 
Cherokee Landing State ParkOK19.7 mi. 
Rocky Ford State ParkOK30.7 mi. 
Fountainhead State ParkOK33.1 mi. 
Salina State ParkOK35.4 mi. 
Snowdale State ParkOK35.8 mi. 
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK7.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK7.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical MuseumClaremoreOK41.8 mi.(History)
Spartan School of Aeronautics Online HistoryTulsaOK48.8 mi.(Technology)
Philbrook MuseumTulsaOK48.8 mi.(Art)
GilcreaseTulsaOK48.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK48.8 mi.

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