"Haskell County is located in eastern Oklahoma about 21 miles from the Oklahoma-Arkansas line. Two of the largest rivers
in Oklahoma, the Arkansas and the Canadian, mark the northern boundary of its 650 square miles or 363,000 acres of some of
the most scenic sections in the country.
"Surrounding Haskell County are Muskogee, McIntosh, Sequoyah, Latimer, LeFlore, and Pittsburg Counties.
"Two large man-made lakes surround Haskell County on the north and reach inward to the county creeks, streams and
bottom lands - The Robert S. Kerr Reservoir and Lake Eufaula, one of the world's largest man-made lakes. Both came into being
principally due to river navigation. The Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on the Arkansas River is an integral part of the river
navigation, while Lake Eufaula on the Canadian River supplies water to maintain the level needed for the waterways.
"These lakes enhance the natural beauty of Haskell County and offer every type of recreation and outdoor tourist
activity. Thousands of tourists come to the County every year to enjoy these lakes.
"Coal, soybeans, corn, wheat, and other cargo is shipped by barge from the Port of Keota to the Arkansas River.
Haskell County is connected to all parts of the world through this navigation system.
"Haskell County is blessed with the pine-clad Sans Bois Mountains and the crystalline Mountain Fork stream, which
flows from them. This region is featured with peaks, bluffs, springs, caves, retreats, lakes, and streams. Words are inadequate
to describe the Sans Bois hills when the night's veil of murky blackness is lifting or at noon when the sun throws its lambent
flame over flowers and trees; or in the evening when the sun slowly drops behind silhouetted hills, and twilight steals in
to cover the sleeping landscape until break of day....."