Oklahoma Lost Treasure

Oklahoma lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools.

Good luck! And have fun in your search for Oklahoma lost treasure.

Oklahoma Lost Treasure Sites

Kiamichi Mountain Hoard

Near the town of Cloudy in the Kiamichi Mountains is a buried treasure worth approximately $80,000. The treasure are gold coins buried by an old miner. Apparently he buried the cache in a copper box near his cabin. The area is about a mile from the junction of the Texas-Arkansas- Oklahoma state lines.

Jesse James & The Wichita Mt Treasure

Near the town of Geronimo, and the Cache River, in the Wichita Mountains, is a treasure of gold bullion worth approximately 1 million dollars. The hoard was buried by the famous outlaw Jesse James. In 1872, Jessie and his gang raided a Mexican caravan of gold bullion that belonged to a Mexican general. While the posse was hot on his trail, Jesse buried the treasure.

Three Forks

Three rivers, the Verdigris, Grand, and the Arkansas converge to form what is called, "Three Forks". In the early 1800's, the area of "Three Forks" was at one time a large trading post. During the Cival War a wooden fort was located here. However, it has been the rumors of multiple hidden treasures, buried by outlaws that gains the most attention.


This ghost town was situated on the south side of the Arkansas River, approximately twelve miles south of Fort Smith. Scullyville was once used as a Confederate outpost during the Cival War. Federal troops then destroyed the fort. Confederates buried numerous treasures before fleeing the area.

Union Mission

Located approximately ten miles southeast of Chouteau, on rte 69. A Presbyterian mission was founded here in 1819. There are stories of Indians burying many treasures in the area of the Mission. The loot was stolen from the white men who lived in and around the area.

The Sugarloaf Peak Treasure

Sugarloaf peak is located ten miles northwest of Boise City. A story about a 2 million dollar treasure in gold bullion, buried by French miners, has been told for years. Apparently, the miners hid their cache, and then traveled into Boise City to purchase supplies. However, the four were killed in a saloon gun fight. The buried treasure supposedly remains a secret.

Lost Spanish Gold Mines

Located in Devil Canyon, north of Altus are several lost gold mines that date back to the Spanish Inquisition. These mines were most often sealed up after the Spaniards moved away. Sometimes the Indians murdered the Spaniards, and then sealed the cave entrances with the bodies of the Spaniards left inside.

The Oklahoma Lost Treasure of Black Mesa Plateau

The Black Mesa Plateau is located in Kenton. Outlaws buried several treasures in large caverns on the mesa.

Understand The Laws Regarding Digging On State Lands

The Antiquities Act of 1906 and the ARPA  (Archaeology Resources Protection Act)laws explain why you cannot remove artifacts from State or Federal lands that are more than 100 years old.

Digging for a treasure that is more than 100 years old comes under the protection of these two laws. But remember, the laws only pertain to State and Federal lands. Know the law before you dig.

Oklahoma lost treasure may be located in ghost towns.

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