Bask in the Beauty of Nature at the Blue River!
Those looking for an outdoor adventure will enjoy Tishomingo's majestic Blue River. The Blue River is best known for it's abundance of trout, small-mouth bass, black bass, crappie and blue catfish. The Blue River Association plays host to two annual trout derbies, the first in November on Veteran's Day Weekend and the second in February on President's Day Weekend. Both derbies draw true blue anglers from all over the region who come to fish and compete in friendly competition for cash prizes, awards and trophies. Visitors do need a fishing license to participate in any fishing activity at Blue River. Hunting and Fishing licenses can be purchased at the nearby Chickasaw Nation Information Center.
Visitors also enjoy a range of other outdoor recreational activities at the Blue River including deer, turkey and wild hog hunting in addition to fishing, swimming and camping. Greater adventure calls for those who brave kayaking down the river. As a Class II-III river, these waters offer a pleasant floating experience featuring several short falls, interval currents and ledges. Public access points are limited and a Blue River Conservation Passport is required for anyone entering the premises. Visitors must check with the Oklahoma Wildlife Department for availability and criteria. Plan a trip to the Blue River and come explore a naturally blue paradise in the heart of Chickasaw Country!