Cavanal Hill

Cavanal HillCenter of Poteau off scenic bypass
Poteau, OK 74953

Phone: 918-647-9178
Fax: 918-647-4099
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Cavanal Hill is boasted as the world's highest hill at 1,999 ft above the surrounding terrain. Cavanal Hill derives its name from the French word meaning "cave," and was a famous landmark for the French and American Indians over 150 years ago. Thomas Nuttal of Boston first became interested in this "mountain" in 1819 and spent time here studying plant life and talking to the American Indians and French trappers about the hill and all its natural wonders.  He noted that the local Indians claimed to hear "rumbling noises from deep within the caves."

Today, Cavanal Hill is the site ...

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

Daylight to dusk.

From the north: From Hwy 59/271 in Poteau, turn right at Hughes Drive. Proceed to the next stop sign and turn right onto Witteville Road. Follow on this road for 1.2 miles until you reach a 'Y' in the road. Go left to the top of the hill.

From the south: From Hwy 59/271 in Poteau, turn left at Smith (the fourth traffic light). Turn right onto Witteville Road and follow to the top.

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From Oklahoma Jay on 09/06/2014

That is amazing that the elevation is not correct. That was not a cheap sign to construct. If someone could correct the elevation that would make Oklahoma a bit more truth-e. The elevation should read more then 2,300. Thanks for correcting this wrong.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/03/2014

Connie, here are the directions to Cavanal Hill from the north- From Hwy 59 & 271 in Poteau, turn right at Hughes Drive. Proceed to the next stop sign and turn right onto Witteville Road. Follow on this road for 1.2 miles until you reach a 'Y' in the road. Go left to the top of the hill. From the south- From Hwy 59 & 271 in Poteau, turn left at Smith, which is the fourth traffic light. Turn right onto Witteville Road and follow to the top. For more information, you can also contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


 
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