Wister is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,002 at the 2000 census. Wister was named for Gutman G. Wister, an official of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad (KO&G), and the father of noted writer Owen Wister.
Location of Wister, Oklahoma
A post office named Wister was establlshed June 30,1890, at the present location of the town of Wister, Oklahoma.
Wister is located at (34.968411, -94.723191). Wister is 55 miles (89 km) east of McAlester and 20 miles (32 km) west of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.04%) is water.
Wister, OK is also the location of a popular Army Corps of Engineers lake with same name. Crappie, Bass and Catfish are the most frequently sought fish species in lake. Along with fishing, Wister Lake also offers a wide variety of tourist activities like camping, waterskiing and swimming.