Situated 13 miles southeast of Ada, lies a hidden gem worth hunting, known as Stonewall.
Where else in Oklahoma can you find Rocky Mountain Elk, monster Whitetail Deer, African Watusi cattle, zebras and other exotics? Stonewall offers the Wildcat Springs Ranch for an extreme hunter's getaway!
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Stonewall has become quite popular for a particular niche of tourists—the hunter. If hunting is your call to the wild, Stonewall is a target range for you. Not only will you find an elusive wild boar hunting camp on the outskirts of town, but also a prestigious, privately-owned hunting and fishing resort. With expertly guided hunts, a variety of game options and a euphoric Oklahoma backdrop, this wildlife paradise bestows new meaning to a glorious hunt.
If you prefer a hunting retreat that is more uppercrust, we recommend booking a trip at Wildcat Springs Ranch. This elite ranch-style resort gives you the opportunity to create custom tailored hunting or fishing packages with premier lodging and dining accommodations. The ranch features over 7,300 private acres of panoramic southern landscape amidst pools of fully stocked trophy bass and a roaming habitat of expertly managed wildlife.
From Rocky Mountain Elk and monster Whitetail Deer to African Watusi cattle, zebras and other exotics, the options for gaming at Wildcat Springs Ranch are extreme. After a successful day of hunting, you can turn in at their luxurious 4,000 square foot bunkhouse, where you will find all of the amenities you need to relax and refuel for another day’s hunt. Whether it’s just you and your buddies out for the hunt of a lifetime or a group in search of a cutting-edge retreat, this place is sure to please with first-class hospitality and action-packed adventure.
If you're looking for a more bonafide hunting experience, the Shiloh Ranch Hunting Camp is a better option for you. This privately-owned property offers acres upon acres of rolling hills, creek bottoms, hardwoods, and rugged under brush—making it the perfect place for bowhunting wild boar. The hunting camp features a primitive atmosphere with rustic bunk cabins situated around a central outdoor firepit and gathering area where fellow hunters can regroup after a long day to cook up a mean meal and reminisce about the day's exciting events. Not to mention, this place offers a bang for your buck if you're a bowhunter on a budget.
Situated thirteen miles southeast of Ada along State Highway 3, lies a hidden gem worth hunting. Known as Stonewall, this small Oklahoma town charms with a colorful past that transcends to its present. The time here chimes by an unhurried clock, comradery by all and revered stories of the good ole' days. The evolution of the community first took rise before the Civil War when a Georgian immigrant by the name of Robert L. Cochran built a trading post just south of Clear Boggy Creek. In 1868, Cochran along with several other merchants moved their establishments to the north side of the creek, to what is now Frisco. The new settlement was named “Stonewall”, in honor of Cochran’s esteemed admiration for Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Legend has it that there is a prized statue of Stonewall Jackson buried underneath Main Street as a permanent preservation of the community's historical roots.
By 1903, business began to boom in Stonewall with the bypassing of the newly instituted Oklahoma City, Ada and Atoka Railway. Realizing the opportunity for further growth, community leaders decided to move the town three miles east to its present location for full access to the railroad. However, the relocation did not surpass without opposition by some of the “Old Stonewall” locals who wanted to remain at the former site because of its historic significance as the seat of Pontotoc County in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Aware that a new town was unattainable without an official post office, several men hoisted the “Old Stonewall” post office onto horse-drawn wagons in the middle of the night while the postmistress, Minnie Lillard, was sleeping inside with a loaded shotgun determined to keep any perpetrators from moving it. But to her surprise, the very next morning Millie opened her eyes to a brand “New Stonewall.”
The "New Stonewall" soon became an epicenter for trading and shopping in the area with thriving cotton gins, grist mills, lumber yards, and farm machinery stores. Visitors also frequented the town’s two hotels, western-style dance hall, movie theater, and saloon. Even the notorious bank robber “Pretty Boy” Floyd made a grand debut in Stonewall. Floyd not only robbed the town’s Case State Bank once but twice, bringing about the famous Stonewall shootout. Although the hustle and bustle of Stonewall has died down over the years, it is still a pleasant place to be with its nostalgic aura, wide open spaces and kindred country spirits. The current residents of Stonewall have even collaborated efforts to restore Main Street back to its gilded 1900s appearance. Talk about a chart-topper for a historic town revival.
Whether you’re an avid hunter, history buff or road tripper that just can’t get enough of authentic small towns, Stonewall welcomes you with a big howdy, stories to share and good times to be had.