Swim through Chickasaw Country this Summer

The Oklahoma summer heat is here and the only way to escape is to jump in cold water in Chickasaw Country! Grab your swimsuit, flip flops, sunscreen, snorkel and beach towel, because it is time to dive into summer at our local places to beat the heat!

Whether you like jumping into the deep water off the diving board or like to hang out in the shallow area, we’ve got you covered. Chickasaw Country is no stranger to swimming locations. From local waterparks to state parks, we've got you covered!

Hold your nose and let’s jump on in! Below are the top places to swim in Chickasaw Country.

1. Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center and Waterpark

This is the perfect place to spend a summer day! You can relax and chill in the lazy river, play with the tipping buckets and ride down the bowl slide. You can also swim in the three-lane pool with a diving board! ext time you’re near Pauls Valley, stop by!

Pauls Valley Waterpark waterslides in Oklahoma

2. Turner Falls

If you want to enjoy nature, come to Turner Falls in Davis! You can swim and relax near the 77-foot tall waterfall.  After you’re done swimming, go for a picnic or a hike and explore the views.

Turner Falls Park sign

3. The Wintersmith Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center opened in August 2016 in Ada and is a great place to hang out on a hot day! It has two slides, a platform diving board, a regular diving board, a small lazy river, tipping buckets and six swimming lanes. There are also tons of umbrellas to shade you from the sun! Sounds fun for a summer birthday party! 

4. Pennington Creek

Stop by Pennington Creek in Tishomingo this summer! The cool waters of the Pennington Creek flow over the dam creating a small waterfall and the perfect swimming hole for locals and visitors alike! Bring your kayak and explore the creek, enjoy a picnic in the park or roam the streets of Blake Shelton's adopted hometown of Tishomingo! There is no charge to swim at Pennington Creek, just remember to pick up your trash and keep it clean! 

Photo provided by: IG @__evy

5. Ardmore Community Water Park

Is 300,000 gallons of water enough to cool you down? Stop by the Ardmore Community Water Park for tons of water fun this summer. It has two slides, a current channel, spray features, a toddler frog slide and so much more!

6. Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Enjoy nature at the CNRA this summer near Sulphur! There are tons of places to swim including the Lake of the Arbuckles, Veterans Lake, Travertine Creek and Rock Creek. A favorite of mine is the Little Niagara swimming area! The beautiful waterfall and cool waters are the perfect combination this summer.

Family fun and floating on river in Chickasaw Country

Now I’m ready for a day in the water! Bring the kids, enjoy the refreshing waters of Chickasaw Country this summer and share your photos with us on social media using #VisitChickasaw. 

Let’s jump in!





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