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Transportation Infrastructure

Located in the Heartland of America

Okmulgee is essentially equal distance from the west coast to the east coast, and only a few miles south of the north south center of the United States.  The city's location is ideal for moving goods and services in any direction in the United States as well as to international locations. For transportation maps click here.

 Interstates and Highways

 The city of Okmulgee is located on U.S. Highway 75 and 35 miles south of Tulsa. Okmulgee offers proximity to three major Interstate highways: I-44, only 35 miles north; I-40, only 14 miles south; and I-35, only 100 miles west at “America’s Crossroads” where the three routes intersect. Okmulgee is also located about midway between two of the fastest growing metropolitan areas - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (250 miles) and Kansas City, Missouri (275 miles).

Major metro markets that can be reached in one day by truck are shown on this map


For ease in executive air travel, the Okmulgee Airport is located approximately two miles north of town.  The airport has a 5,150 runway capable of handling most business jets and 24-hour credit fueling system for both jet fuel and avgas. The Jones/Riverside General Aviation Airport is 30 minutes north just off of U.S. Highway 75 in Jenks. The Tulsa International Airport puts over 95% of the U.S. population within a 2.5-hour flight time, shown on this map.

 Inland Ports

 The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System provides access to excellent inland Ports: Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the Port of Muskogee. The Port of Muskogee is located 45 miles east of Okmulgee and is accessed by a very good highway system. The Port of Catoosa is 63 miles north of Okmulgee on the northeast side of Tulsa.  A four-lane highway is available to this port. The system extends for 445 miles and connects with the Mississippi River in southeastern Arkansas, and in an average year transports 13-million tons of cargo by barge. Ports are shown here.


 The BNSF railroad serves Okmulgee.  One commercial industrial development site has a one mile long spur running through the site.  Two other commercial development sites are located in a position that are favorable to extending a spur to each of them. Map showing railroad is here.