Transportation

Port & Barge Services

The Port of Muskogee is strategically located near the confluence of the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand Rivers, at River Mile 393.8 of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, the nation’s most inland all-weather waterway, linking Oklahoma with inland ports on the Ohio, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and sea ports around the world, via the Gulf of Mexico.

The waterway is well suited for shipping a variety of bulk, break bulk and liquid cargo including iron and steel, industrial minerals, asphalt, petroleum coke, molasses, fertilizer, grain and other agricultural products, coal and construction materials. Considering the variety of barges available and the increasing use of containerization, almost any product is suitable for transportation on the system.

As many as 14 local industries depend on access to the Port and waterway. These industries have invested more than $2 billion in their facilities and have created more than 2,500 jobs with a combined payroll in excess $125 million annually. More than 100 acres of land has been recently added to the Port’s Industrial Park and is ready for development.

Railroad & Switches

The two largest railroad carriers in North America, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), offer mainline service to Muskogee’s largest industrial parks, including the Port of Muskogee and the Port of Muskogee John T. Griffin Industrial Park.

UP’s heavily traveled main line, connecting Chicago and Houston, goes through Muskogee and UP’s Muskogee Yard is within a few miles of the Port. UP delivers cars to the Port’s marshaling yard five days a week.

Over its 5.5 miles of railroad in the Port, the Port of Muskogee Railroad provides daily service to Port Industries for Class 1 interchange, cargo transfer and storage.

Over the Port’s 4.5 mile Midland Valley Branch Line, south of Muskogee, UP serves industries at the Port of Muskogee John T. Griffin Industrial Park. Industrial sites are available along this rail corridor at Griffin and the City of Muskogee’s Southside Industrial Park.

Highways & Interstates

Situated in northeast Oklahoma, Muskogee is located directly on US-69, one of the most important north/south corridors in the nation, and has easy access to east and west coast markets via Interstate 40 located just 20 minutes to the south, and Interstate 44 located 40 minutes to the north.

Muskogee’s central location allows for same-day shipping to 26 of the 50 states and next-day shipping to all 48 of the mainland states using the interstate system.

Oversize and Overweight cargo moves to and from Muskogee over approved routes maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.  Permits for oversize and overweight cargo are issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

Major Highways

US-64 (north/south)
US-69 (north/south)
Muskogee Turnpike (north/south)
US-62 (east/west)
OK-165 (east/west)

Major Interstates

I-40 (20 minutes south)
I-44 (40 minutes north)
I-35 (indirect access via I-40 2 hours west)

Davis Field Airport

Muskogee offers air service via Davis Field Airport located 4 miles south of Muskogee.  The 7,200 ft. lighted runway can accommodate airline size aircraft and offers full service capabilities including all fuels, hangar space, base operators, and maintenance.

In keeping with its original purpose as a military airport, Davis Field boasts the ability to accommodate all heavy air traffic, including an occasional Lockheed C-5A military transport. Open 24 hours, it is attended from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with after hour’s service available upon request.

Fixed base operator, Davis Field Aviation provides complete services including air craft repair, avionics maintenance and aircraft sales. Fuel services include aviation gasoline and jet fuel.

Runways

Runway 13/31-7,200 ft. / 2195×46 m
Runway 4/22-4,498×75 ft. / 1,371×23 m
Runway 18/36-1,900×60 ft. / 579×18 m