Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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Chickasaw National Recreation AreaS of Sulphur
Sulphur, OK 73086

Phone: 580-622-7234  580-622-3161
Fax: 580-622-2296
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As Oklahoma's oldest national park area, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been a haven for outdoor traditions 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 Historic District and the Lake of the Arbuckles, where visitors enjoy swimming, boating, hiking and cycling.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Amphitheater, Campsites, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Naturalist on site, Open Seasonally, Pets Allowed, Picnic Area, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Water Hookup

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35

  • On-site Activities: Biking, Boating, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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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 near the eastern edge of the Platt Historic District, is open year-round. Operating hours are 9am-5:30pm from Memorial Day though Labor Day. Labor Day-Memorial Day center is open from 9am-4:30pm.

Located 75 miles S of Oklahoma City and 140 miles N of Dallas/Ft. Worth, E of I-35 on Hwy 7. Park headquarters located at 1008 W 2nd St.

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Eric Leonard




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/02/2014

Terry, the Golden Eagle Passports are no longer valid, because they were only good for one year and have not been issued since December 31, 2006. However, the Golden Age Passports and Golden Access Passports continue to be honored at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. For more information, please call the CNRA at 580-622-7234. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Terry Yarbrough on 09/01/2014

Being a National Park does CNRA recognize the Golden Eagle passport or any 100% disable veterans discounts? I see nothing on the website to indicate this.


 
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