GATEWAY TO THE CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION
- SULPHUR OKLAHOMA!
and lakes, whatever its form,
water has always been
the attraction at Chickasaw National
Recreation Area. Fresh water springs
attract a variety of wildlife.
Mineral springs were once sought
for medicinal qualities. Travertine
Creek and Rock Creek beckon waders
and swimmers. Veterans Lake calls
to anglers to test their skills.
Lake of the Arbuckles, the park’s
dominant water feature, provides
excellent motorboating, skiing,
sailing, fishing, and swimming.
Relax in the coolness of a shaded
stream or take a dip in a swimming
National Recreation Area offers
activities all year. Streams and lakes cater to boaters,
swimmers, and anglers, while its
forests and prairies reward hikers,
wildlife photographers, and campers.
The National Park Service manages
the area, provides for recreational
uses, and acts as caretaker of
the natural and cultural features.
Nature Center has activities,
exhibits, dioramas, an interactive
learning area, and live fish, reptiles,
amphibians, and birds of prey. Check the bulletin boards or contact
the park for a list of daily programs,
activities, and schedules. Organized
groups should make arrangements
in advance from September through
May. The Nature Center is open
daily except December 25 and January
There are more than 30 miles of
maintained trails in the park.
They range from short, level strolls
to steep, uneven climbs.
of the park are open seasonally
for hunting. State licenses
are required. Hunting maps are
available from park rangers. Trapping
Picnic areas have tables and grills.
Buckhorn and Veterans Lake Picnic
Pavilions are available by reservation.
sail, skiing boats, and canoes
all share the waves. Boat
operators must comply with federal
and state laws. Boating permits
are required for Lake of the Arbuckles.
Fee machines are located at Buckhorn,
The Point, and Guy Sandy launches,
and at the Visitor Information
Center located inside the Sulphur
Chamber of Commerce.
offer a variety of places to
stay. Individual sites
are available on a first-come,
first-served basis, but may be
reserved during the summer months. Large, organized groups can make
reservations in advance for group
campsites. Camping fees are charged:
pay at the fee machines in the
campgrounds. Buckhorn and The Point
campgrounds are handicapped accessible.
Special Use Permits and Fees
Use Permits are required for
certain activities in the
Chickasaw National Recreation
area. Please refer to the CNRA
website or call Park Headquarters
for more information.
Whether it be a family reunion,
a corporate retreat, or just a
weekend for some quiet time alone,
Sulphur has the place for you.
Come and Experience
the REAL OKLAHOMA!