Family-fun, corporate events and even educational tours were made for the Chickasaw National Recreational Area! Made up of Travertine Creek, Rock Creek, Veterans Lake and Lake of The Arbuckles, Chickasaw National Recreational Area is a lush paradise of a unique flora and fauna combination of eastern deciduous forest and western prairies meant for any and all visitors! Located in south-central Oklahoma, the area also offers multiple activities to take part in all year long, including motor boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, hiking and camping.
The park is also home to over 30 miles of trails that novice and experienced hikers alike can enjoy, 6 campgrounds for camping adventurers and seasonal hunting for those with appropriate hunting permits and licenses.
Lake of The Arbuckles
Located 6 miles southwest of Sulphur, Lake of The Arbuckles consists of 36 miles of shoreline and 2,300 acres of open water. The unusually crystal clear water and deep rock cliffs make it one of the most popular lakes for trolling, scuba diving and fishing in Oklahoma. Fishing is permitted year-round with catfish, crappie, bass and perch as top catches. Turkey and deer can also be found on the hunting grounds. The Lake of the Arbuckles is perfect for a number of activities that combine recreational use with scenic, scientific and historic values.
This 67-acre lake was named in honor of American War Veterans when it was built in 1933. Veterans Lake is located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area’s Platt Historic District. It features 3 miles of shoreline which provide great opportunities for small boat use, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
Visitors will find a 1.5 mile trail along Travertine Creek, along with a Nature Center and picnic areas. The Travertine Nature Center also has nature activities, exhibits, dioramas, and interactive learning area and live animals native to the area.
Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled, outdoor adventure or a calm and relaxing time on the lake, Chickasaw National Recreational Area is a one-stop shop for fun in the great outdoors of Oklahoma.
- Senior Discount
- Handicapped Accessible Facilities
- Camp Sites
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Dump Station
- 30/50 Amp Service
- Pull-Thru Sites
- Water Hookup
- On-Site Park Rangers
- Outdoor Grills
- Pets On Leash Allowed
- Picnic Area
- No Entrance Fees
- Ranger-led Tours and Programs
- Boating Permits Required (must be purchased)
- Open Year-Round, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day