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Oklahoma State Parks

USA Parks
Southeast Region
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Garfield Falls © Daryle Presley
Near Garfield Falls in early Fall 2018.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Chickasaw National Recreation Area © Daryle Presley
Late Fall 2016
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Lil Niagara Falls © Daryle Presley
Lil Niagara Falls. Late Nov. 2016
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Veterans Lake Sunset © Daryle Presley
Late November 2016 sunset.
1008 West Second Street
Sulphur, Oklahoma   73086
The ?Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters? appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, as it is known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Here one?s mind may wander back in time to when the early American Indian came to this area to rest, relax at the water?s edge, and hunt for their food from the abundant wildlife. <P>This area has significant geological and hydrological features and lies in the transitional ecotones of the Eastern deciduous forest and the Western prairies. <P>Chickasaw has classic examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) architectural craftsmanship and ingenuity--included is one of the largest and most intact designed cultural landscapes of that period blending harmoniously with the natural environment. A trail system designed and constructed during this period still meets the needs of today?s casual walker as well as the avid runner. <P>Chickasaw has been the setting for generations of traditional family activity that represents part of our American heritage. It adds measurably to the quality of life for visitors and area residents by providing opportunities to experience a wide range of outdoor experiences--swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and observing nature, hunting, camping, and picnicking--reminding us of the rural character in the history of the American people <P>
 Hiking Trailyes
Nearby Accommodations
Shiloh Morning Inn - Ardmore, OK
BBs / Inns
Welcome to one of Oklahoma's premier Bed Breakfasts, Shiloh Morning Inn, a romantic, secluded getaway. Located conveniently halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City just minutes off I-35. This country inn is an oasis for just the two of you to leave cares behind as you enjoy the rural Oklahoma countryside, soak in a private hot tub, stroll on the resort's 73 acres of peace and quiet, and enjoy life as it was meant to be.
19.4 miles from park*

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located near Ardmore

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 16 Great for hiking! by Happy Sulphurite!
So many trails and places for long and short hikes. We live there and we never get tired of going out to the park to walk. Veterans lake is a great place to get in your exercise!
May 31 interesting but very disappointed
I was visiting relatives in Dallas from South Africa and really wanted to go to a reservation where the First Nation people live, no one was able to recommend contacts for me to go on my own. Anyway I did go to the park at Oklahoma and was able to observe history of the people. Took some nice pictures.
November 5 One of our favorite national parks by Dave
My wife and I have been camphost at this park for two summers and we have made freinds with hundreds of people from all over. The employees with the park are very freindly and helpful. If you read this review, you should visit this park.
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Plane - Both Dallas and Oklahoma City have international airports that are served by most major airlines. <P> <br>Car - Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located on State Highway 177, just south of the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma. The park is approximately 90 miles south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and 120 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Driving south on US I- 35 take exit 55 to State Highway 7. Driving north on US I-35 take exit 51 to State Highway 7. Drive through the towns of Davis (3 miles) and Sulphur (10 miles) to the intersection of Hwy. 7 and 177. Drive south on Hwy. 177. Park Headquarters is located at 1008 West Second Street in Sulphur, Oklahoma. <P> <br>Public Transportation - Not Applicable <P>


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