Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur

4.6
#2 of 45 in Nature in Oklahoma
At Chickasaw National Recreation Area the power of place is evident to even the casual observer: cool creeks flowing over travertine terraces; the silhouette of a great blue heron perched on the shore of the Lake of the Arbuckles; families reuniting in historic campgrounds; local residents coming to fill jugs with mineral water; and the idyllic escape so many find through visits to the park.
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  • My favorite spot in Oklahoma. There is so much to explore. Many trails to walk through beautiful woods. Swim in clear and cold water. The nature center is an interesting place to visit also.  more »
  • We were driving through the area and made a stop at this NRA. It was more developed than we expected. There were lots of really nice picnic areas and campgrounds. Our first stop was at the nature cent...  more »
  • My family goes to Little Niagra all the time in the summer. I wanted to see what it looked like for the fall colors. It was warm out that day, but there wasn’t a lot of sun. Still, it was so peaceful ...  more »
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  • We are staying at Turner Falls and made the short drive because of the beautiful pictures. This park is well kept and the trails are easily accessible. This is a great park for small children or elderly. There are a few trails and The Little Niagara that a wheelchair would reach. The nature center had a real bee hive which was neat. Also, they fed the snakes while we were there and my sick teenagers got a kick of of that. The nature center park rangers had lots of enthusiasm and were so good at teaching the kids!
  • Wonderful place to vacation, hike, swim, fish, and Geocache. Great, maintained trails with beautiful views, including scenic overlooks, fresh spring river, and a great handicapped accessible park with a spring fed fountain. There are campgrounds and several places to swim, a bison viewing area, and a nice nature center. My kids love going here and we enjoyed a more than 4 mile hike during our most recent visit. Be prepared for VERY cold water as the area is spring fed and is super cold even in the middle of the hot southern summers.
  • What an awesome and beautiful place! Great walking trails and getting some much-needed exercise to boot. Make sure you have a few extra hours if you would like to visit this place. Enjoy.
  • We live just outside this very large and beautiful park. Camping...fishing...hiking...buffalo...coyotes...armadillo...fox...and yes, even squirrels. Lots to see...Little Niagra...springs galore...unusual rock formations...a stone table and chairs to hold an unbeatable Macbeth Banquet that everyone will want to attend. There is a neat Visitor's Center with Park Rangers to give additional information and walking tours. Great place to visit for a day or a week.
  • Great campsites with lantern hooks and fire pits. Fantastic, clean facilities. Camp Host was very helpful and knowledgeable about area activities along with tips on critter defense. Will definitely be back.
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