Atoka County Real Estate for Sale

Many people look at Atoka County Real Estate for Sale -- because the area has so much to offer!

What makes Atoka County Real Estate for Sale so special?  It is the people of Atoka County in Oklahoma!  The Jewel of the county is a lady named Jewell who is the manager of the Atoka County Chamber of Commerce.  If you need help, Jewell at the Chamber can point you in the right direction!  Of course, if you need help selling or buying real estate in Atoka County Oklahoma, you’ll want to call Karen with Red River Realty and Auction at 580.465.3015!  Here’s a few things that will help you with your decision to buy real estate in Atoka county Oklahoma.

On the east side of Atoka County, you will find the Ouachita Mountains system, offering coal and forest resources. The western and southern parts of Atoka County have more level terrain for agriculture and ranching.  Of course, there is great hunting all over the county and that’s why so many check out Atoka County Real Estate for Sale!

Many natural springs can be found in Atoka County where water just bubbles out of a rock formation — great for pond building and especially helpful during drought years, according to area ranchers.  The North Boggy Creek, Muddy or Middle Boggy River (creek), and Clear Boggy River (creek) can be found in Atoka County and they eventually empty into the Red River.

The following excerpt from the Oklahoma Historical Society will interest history buffs:
“Atoka County was formed before statehood from Choctaw Lands, and its name honors a Choctaw Chief named Atoka, who lived east of the city.   Human occupation and use of the area’s resources is documented through archaeological surveys. By the beginning of the twenty-first century archaeologists had investigated 112 Archaic (6000 B.C. to A.D. 1) period sites in the present county. This is compared with five Paleo-Indian (prior to 6000 B.C.), twenty-seven Woodland (A.D. 1 to 1000), and twenty-one Plains Village (A.D. 1000 to 1500) sites.”  That is a lot of history and some of it is on Atoka County Real Estate for Sale!  

Things to do in Atoka County Oklahoma

Outdoor Recreations

This is exactly why people want to live, work, ranch, hunt, retire and play in Atoka County Oklahoma!  Recreational opportunities include Lake Atoka, Boggy Depot State Park, McGee Creek State Park and Atoka Wildlife Management Area.

McGee Creek State Park offers 2,600 acres with a 3,350 acre lake for swimming, water skiing, sailboarding, boating and fishing in the lower reservoir area. Upper and forested areas of the park offer good hunting.  There’s 8,900 acres in the Bugaboo Canyon Natural Scenic Area that provide fishing, hunting and nature studies and to the north of the lake is a 10,000 acre wildlife management area.  Campgrounds are open year round.  In addition, there are miles of multi-use trails that horse enthusiasts can enjoy.  Permits are required for fishing, hunting and boating.

Boggy Depot State Park provides great campgrounds for people to enjoy all that Atoka County in SE Oklahoma has to offer.  You can fish, hike, camp in tents and RVS, also use the baseball diamond, group picnic shelters, playground, charcoal grills and picnic tables.  You’ll especially like the comfort stations with showers!

Atoka Lake is a 5,900 acre lake offering 59 miles of shoreline. You’ll find boat ramps, a picnic area and playground, plus small camping area available with primitive campsites for both tents and RVs. No water or electric hookups, but generators are welcome.

Atoka Wildlife Management Area covers 6,440 acres north of Atoka on Hwy 69.  The steep to moderately steep terrain is home to quail, white-tailed deer, turkey, rabbit, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, dove, waterfowl and fox and gray squirrels.  Non-game species include bald eagles and numerous species of owls.   70 acres of wildlife habitat plots are planted and maintained annually.  You’ll find one designated primitive camping area.  Fishing is available on numerous ponds and Bluestem Lake.

Many people visit Atoka County for what they think is a one-time hunting or fishing trip, but many find themselves hunting for Atoka County Real Estate for Sale once they experience the area!

Antique Shopping, Dining and Socialize

Easy Access from Hwy 69/75 in Atoka

For many years, antique lovers have flocked to Atoka’s numerous antique shops. It’s easy to get to Atoka because it’s right on Hwy 69/75 that runs through the town. You’ll want to be sure and check out Court Street, which is the downtown area in Atoka.

There are many great restaurants in Atoka but my favorite is the salad bar buffet at Mazzio’s! Guess I’m not very sophisticated but there’s nothing like a great fresh salad bar! (And my husband can fill up on the pizza buffet and my daughter can get Mexican food next door!)  I also love the Italian restaurant, Luigi’s on Court Street. It’s located across the street from the closing office where a lot of my real estate deals are closed! Another favorite of the locals is Cazadorez Mexican Restaurant on Mississippi Street in Atoka. If you have a favorite that I should include here, please send my way with a photo and description:

There are a lot of great places to eat when you’re looking at Atoka County Real Estate for Sale!