Catoosa is a city in Rogers and Wagoner counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,159 at the 2010 census compared to 5,449 at the 2000 census. This was a 31.2 percent increase during the decade.
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Location of Catoosa, Oklahoma
Catoosa is located at 36°10′56″N 95°45′35″W (36.182194, -95.759616), 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma in Rogers County, Oklahoma. This location provides mid-America river shipping access at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.1 km²), of which, 7.0 square miles (18.0 km²) of it is land and 0.14 percent is water.
In 2000, the Catoosa School District enrolled 2,416 students, and the town's population stood at 5,449.
As of 2011, Catoosa High School had 609 students enrolled and 13 students for every teacher.
Catoosa has an inland seaport and the terminus of the Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System. The Port of Catoosa is the second farthest inland seaport in the United States behind Duluth, Minnesota,linking Tulsa to the Arkansas River and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico.
Points of interest
Arrowood Trading Post.
- The Blue Whale of Catoosa is a famous Route 66 landmark located just east of the downtown area.
- The Arrowood Trading Post, just across the highway from the Blue Whale. Formerly a trading post, now serving as a performance car shop.
- Molly's Landing is an award winner restaurant opened in 1984, the amenities include private room for groups as large as 45 people, gift shop, chocolate fountains, outdoor chess game, helicopter pad, and home grown spices.
- Tulsa Port of Catoosa is the furthest inland seaport in the United States.
- The Hard Rock Casino (formerly Cherokee Casino and Resort), operated by the Cherokee Nation, is located in Catoosa. The resort has two hotels, several restaurants, a golf course, a concert hall called "The Joint", and hosts the annual Cherokee Art Market as well as the International Cherokee Film Festival.
- Catoosa's Historical Museum was founded by Catoosa's Historical Society. The museum is a replica of an old train depot and is home to many Catoosa artifacts and railroad memorabilia. The Catoosa Historical Museum is easily recognized by the Burlington Northern Railroad caboose outside of the museum.
- The D.W. Correll Museum was founded by Mr. D.W. Correll and is now owned and operated by the City of Catoosa. The museum houses rare antique automobiles, vintage whiskey bottles and a vast collection of rocks and minerals from all over the world.
- Gazebo Park is located between HWY 66 & Cherokee St. just S. of Antry Dr.
- Hathaway Park is located off of Rollins on Valley Dr. of The Port Valley Addition
- J.B. Hamby Park is located at the corner of Ford and Cherokee Streets
- Redbud Valley Nature Preserve Center and Hiking Trails, is located at 16150 Redbud Dr., just West of Catoosa.
- Rodger Berry Sports Complex is located on E. Pine St. approximately ¼ mile East of HWY 66. The Complex consists of Soccer, Baseball and Softball fields, restroom facilities, and a concession stand.
Catoosa is located along historic Route 66