Chickasaw National Recreation Area

S of Sulphur
Sulphur, OK 73086

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

S of Sulphur
Sulphur, OK 73086

As Oklahoma's oldest national park area, Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been a destination for outdoor excursions for over a century. The park had its beginnings in 1902 when the government purchased 640 acres from the Chickasaw Nation to protect the mineral and freshwater springs. Additional acreage was added by 1906 and renamed Platt National Park. In 1976, Platt National Park and Arbuckle Recreation Area (with 2,350-acre Lake of the Arbuckles) and additional lands joined to form the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Visitors to Chickasaw get two parks in one – the Platt National Park Historic District and Lake of the Arbuckles. This area offers a variety of activities all year. Chickasaw National Recreation Area has six public campgrounds offering over 400 campsites. Camping reservations are accepted for some of the sites. Remaining sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Informational exhibits about the park's natural and cultural resources are featured in the Travertine Nature Center.




Lake launching permit: $4 (daily) or $30 (annual). Available from the automated fee machines at Guy Sandy, The Point and the Buckhorn launch ramps.

Campground fees:
Non-utility: $20
Utility: $30
Small group site: $30
Large group sites: $50

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.



Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
The Travertine Nature Center, located on Travertine Creek in the northeast section of the park, is open year-round. Operating hours are 9am-5pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Labor Day-Memorial Day, the center is open from 9am-4:30pm.
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