Explore Nature’s Playground in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains

Experience the natural beauty of our mountain, lakes, rivers and parks. Famous for the Talimena Scenic Drive which is a mountain spectacular drive from Talihina to Mena, Arkansas. The Ouachita Mountain is an outdoorsman paradise offering hunting, fishing, day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and horse riding.

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Horse Heaven Ranch

"Not just for horse families, everyone welcomed!" 6 Luxury Cabins with covered barns for you and your equine. 32 RV Sites Facilities for large groups for weddings and special events


Talimena Scenic Drive Association

Talimena Scenic Drive Association "Serving and Promoting the Talimena National Scenic Byway" https://www.talimenadrive.com/ PO BOX 1012, Talihina OK 74571    


Uniquely Geek & The Geek Space

Uniquely Geek & The Geek Space 204 2nd Street, Talihina OK 74571 (248) 880-3552 [email protected]   Offering craft supplies, custom t-shirts, Gaming, Creative classes, Movie Nights, and Creative Space! NON-Profit,

Things to do in and around Talihina

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Mountain Gateway to Golden Valleys

Talimena Scenic Byway

The Talimena National Scenic Byway is famous for spectacular views! The majestic byway is easy and fun to drive with winding roads along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouachita National Forest. The drive is 54-miles and was constructed to highlight the beautiful foliage. Fall foliage brings thousands of visitors to take in the vibrant color changing leaves. The Talimena Drive offers 22 designated vistas to view stunning panoramas. Even though the drive is an autumn favorite, it is beautiful all year round! Spring and summer come alive with the many shades of green, wildflowers, and wildlife roaming! A frosty winter creates a winter wonderland that is breathtaking to see! The Winding Stair National Recreation Area offers plenty of activities on the 26,445 acres that encompass the Talimena Scenic Drive such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking and more!

Talihina is the Village Between the Mountains and is the Mountain Gateway to the beautiful Talimena Scenic Drive and the Ouachita National Forest. Come visit Talihina and our unique shops while experiencing the natural beauty of our lakes, rivers, camping sites, and seasonal activities!


  • Sardis Lake

  • Carl Albert

  • Lake Nanih Waiya
  • Clayton Lake
  • Potato Hills South
  • Beavers Bend
  • Lake Wister
  • Lake Eufaula

Places to Swim

  • Cedar Lake
  • Beavers Bend
  • Eufaula
  • Sardis Lake Beach

Things to Do

  • Drive the Talimena Scenic Route

  • Visit the Choctaw Capitol Building

  • Horseback Riding Rentals

  • Explore Historical Downtown

  • JF Kennedy Monument

  • Float the Kiamichi River

  • Backpacking

  • Paragliding

  • Camping

  • Hiking

Seasonal Activities

  • Talihina Fall Festival

  • Big Foot Festival

  • Poker Run

  • Berry Picking Farms