Veterans Lake

Veterans Lake S of Sulphur
Sulphur, OK 73086

Phone: 580-622-7234   580-622-3161
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Veterans Lake is located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's Platt Historic District. Often overlooked and bypassed by visitors, Veterans Lake offers excellent opportunities for small boat use, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Veterans Lake was built in 1933 and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1983.  The 67-acre lake was named in honor of American war veterans. The lake offers three miles of shoreline, along with a boat ramp, boat dock and fishing dock. The lake also features picnic areas, grills, restrooms and a group shelter. The state record black bass hybrid was caught here in March of 2006, weighing eight pounds, five ounces. No-wake boating only.

Veterans Lake is located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's Platt Historic District. Often overlooked and bypassed by visitors, Veterans Lake offers excellent opportunities for small boat use, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Veterans Lake was built in 1933 and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1983.  The 67-acre lake was named in honor of American war veterans. The lake offers three miles of shoreline, along with a boat ramp, boat dock and fishing dock. The lake also features picnic areas, grills, restrooms and a group shelter. The state record black bass hybrid was caught here in March of 2006, weighing eight pounds, five ounces. No-wake boating only.

There is also a disturbing ghost story about Veteran's Lake. The story focuses around a mother whose son went under the water and never came up. In her search to save him, she also died. It is said on certain nights she can be seen gliding across the lake's surface asking for help to save her son or trying to tempt people to get in the water with her, depending on which version you believe.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Picnic Area, Restrooms

  • General Information: Free admission

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

  • On-site Activities: Boating, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

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For visitor information, please visit the Travertine Nature Center. Operating hours are 9am-5:30pm from Memorial Day though Labor Day. Labor Day-Memorial Day center is open from 9am-4:30pm.

Located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's Platt Historic District.




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From ballard on 04/22/15

Thay said no motor boats electric trolling only been fishing the lake since 1985 nice size flats heads in that lake . And dont over look the creek behind the dam in 1998 landed 42 pound flat head and I returned to the creek I like to use 4+ inch gold fish or perch


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/23/13

Mathew, we recommend that you contact the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to confirm that your boat is small enough to launch at Veterans Lake. You can reach them at 580-622-7234. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Mathew on 07/18/13

What do you consider a small boat .i have a seventeen with a 50hp.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/18/13

Gene, all of our information just specifies no wake boating with small boats only. For more information, you can contact 580-622-7234. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Gene Ham on 04/17/13

what size boats can be launched at Veterans Lake. Can anything larger than a two man fishing boat be launched?


 
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