Kiamichi Country (pronounced: kī'ə-mĭsh'ē) is a region in southeast Oklahoma south of the Arkansas river. This is the hill and pine woods region of Oklahoma and is also known as Little Dixie. It is named after the Kiamichi river. This is a very rural area with mountains, lakes, pine woods and is very sparsely populated, except in the northern areas of the region and western area. There are also some larger towns in the southern region.
The region includes seven counties.
This area and the people are quite different then the remainder of Oklahoma. This is a very rural area with the largest towns and cities being just a few thousand people. In the central-west area the town are a few hundred at most and generally under 100 in population. You will find a very mountainous area here with pine forests such as the Ouachita National forest. Ouachita is the Indian word Washita with French spelling and means "good hunting grounds". It is a very good region for deer hunting and is a very popular destination during deer season. During your visit do not miss the scenic Talimena Drive, mostly located in Oklahoma, but extending to termination in Arkansas at Mena. The area was explored extensively by the French and several of the names in the area are mistaken for American Indian names, but in reality are French.
Just about the only way to get around in this area is driving.