Local Driving Directions
Note: Don't count on your smartphone for local directions. It won't hold a continuous signal during the trip as the area is mountainous. Be sure to bring a printed copy of the map from our web site.
From Smithville, OK: at the junction of Hwy 259 and Hwy 4, go east 6.5 mi. to Watson, OK. Rivers Edge is 3.4 miles northeast of Watson.
From Arkansas: Watson is 8 miles west of Cove, AR, on Hwy 4.
At Watson turn north opposite the gas/grocery. You will go by the Watson Post Office (on your left as you leave Hwy 4), curve left at Sulphur Springs church, staying on the narrow paved road across a small bridge and up a steep hill, a total of 3/4 mile. At the dirt road intersection turn right or east, onto the dirt road.
After turning right onto the dirt road, go 0.7 mi. east, then turn left, and stay left for about 1.5 miles (3 different roads turn right ...stay left). When the road makes a "Y", take a right. We are about 1/2 mile further. You'll see the sign for the office on the left, just past the Homestead Cabin.
* Our physical address is 491 Rivers Edge Road, 74963, but a GPS may not find us. You may use Google Maps to find "Rivers Edge Cottages, Watson, OK", but keep in mind the local roads don't have road signs. Be sure to bring a copy of our map.
Regional Driving Directions
Rivers Edge is located in extreme southeastern Oklahoma, a half hour north of Broken Bow, or an hour south of Poteau, OK.
4.5 hours from OK City: Take I-40 east to Sallisaw, then Hwy 59 south past Poteau and Heavener to Hwy 259, then south to Smithville and Hwy 4 east.
3 hours from Tulsa: Take the Muskogee Turnpike east/south to I-40, then east to Sallisaw, then Hwy 59 south past Poteau and Heavener to Hwy 259, then south to Smithville and Hwy 4 east.
4 hours from Dallas: From north DFW area take 121 north/east to Bonham and Hwy 82, then past Paris to Hwy 37, which takes you into OK. Near Idabel take left at first 4 way stop, then straight at next 4 way, and on to Hwy 259 north (left), and up to Smithville and Hwy 4 east.
From mid/south of DFW: Take I-30 east past Mt. Pleasant, then north on Hwy 259 up to Smithville, OK, then Hwy 4 east.