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Retirement Living In McCurtain County - Oklahoma

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Area Description

McCurtain County Tourism Authority is located in Southeastern Oklahoma. It is home of Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Red Slough Wetlands, and the Ouachita National Forest.

Find Out Whats Around the Beavers Bend?
The Ouachita National Forest wraps the Beavers Bend area in a thick blanket of color. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even ATVing roam through the tall pines and hardy oaks of this oldest southern American forest. Who knows what you might find lurking just around the Beavers Bend in McCurtain County, Oklahoma? It might even be Bigfoot.

Includes Cities/Towns: Broken Bow, Garvin, Haworth, Idabel, Millerton, Ringold, Smithville, Valliant, Wright City.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   You could spend an entire day in Beavers Bend exploring, hiking, gazing at wildlife, getting lost in the wonders of nature — and still be within shouting distance of your cabin’s front porch. But why limit your horizons when there’s so much more to enjoy?

Hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, boating, water sports, ATV trails, horseback riding, golfing — any outdoor activity you can imagine is at your fingertips when you’re in Beavers Bend. And the fun doesn’t stop if you have a hankering to head indoors. You can enjoy a variety of museums, casinos, wineries, nightlife destinations and more.

Cultural Activities

The last 30 years has seen a resurgence in efforts to preserve and strengthen the Choctaw Nation’s culture and heritage. Language programs to learn Choctaw are provided from elementary school through college as well as on-line programs for adults. Historical games like stickball and traditional native dances are taught to the young. A registry of Choctaw artists who have preserved traditional skills like beadwork, making baskets, gourds and pipes and wood sculptures, to list a few, is maintained by the tribe.

Public transportation

Little Dixie Public Transit

Medical Facilities

McCurtain Memorial Hospital exists to provide excellence in healthcare. Our vision is to strive to be the healthcare provider of choice in our community.

We also understand that action speaks louder than words and that is why we take our mission and vision seriously. We constantly monitor our performance through Performance Improvement activities designed to improve our services. We also value your feedback. We use Press Ganey Inc., a national survey firm, to survey our patients in a professional and unbiased way to help us learn where we can make improvements. We train our nurses and other personnel to be patient friendly, and to always think of your well-being and safety.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In McCurtain County, Oklahoma?

For those of you that retire in McCurtain County, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in McCurtain County such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in McCurtain County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in McCurtain County, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  28  40  53
 Feb  32  45  58
 Mar  40  53  66
 Apr  48  61  74
 May  58  69  81
 Jun  65  77  88
 Jul  69  81  92
 Aug  68  81  94
 Sep  61  73  86
 Oct  49  63  76
 Nov  40  52  64
 Dec  30  42  54

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  22  0
 Feb  0  16  0
 Mar  0  6  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  2  0  0
 Jun  10  0  0
 Jul  21  0  0
 Aug  22  0  0
 Sep  10  0  0
 Oct  1  1  0
 Nov  0  6  0
 Dec  0  19  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  7  32 %
 Feb  4 "  8  35 %
 Mar  5 "  9  42 %
 Apr  4 "  7  49 %
 May  6 "  10  61 %
 Jun  5 "  8  68 %
 Jul  4 "  6  70 %
 Aug  3 "  6  69 %
 Sep  4 "  7  62 %
 Oct  5 "  8  53 %
 Nov  5 "  7  43 %
 Dec  5 "  9  35 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  1 "  0  0
 Feb  1 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for McCurtain County, OK

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