Lake of the Arbuckles

Lake of the Arbuckles
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
S & W of Sulphur
Phone: 580-622-7234

Built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1966, the Lake of the Arbuckles is generally known as one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma. In fact, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation rated the lake as the best lake in the state for bass fishing. Thirty-six miles of shoreline and protective coves are good for trotlines and since the water is unusually clear, trolling is popular. Head to the lake with some friends and try to catch some crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, bluegill or any of the many other species that populate the lake. Fishing is permitted year-round.

The lake forms the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Facilities include three campgrounds, trailer spaces, picnic areas, shelters, tables, public restrooms, drinking water, boat docks and boat ramps.

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Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Amphitheater, Campsites, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Handicapped Parking, Open Seasonally, Pets Allowed, Picnic Area, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Showers, Waterfront Sites
General Information: Free admission
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35
On-site Activities: Biking, Boating, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing
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
Sites without hookups (Cold Springs, Guy Sandy, Rock Creek, Buckhorn and the Point Campgrounds) range from $14-$16 per night.

Sites with water and electric hookups (Buckhorn and the Point Campgrounds, and one site at Rock Creek Campground) are $22 per night.

Sites with water, electric and sewer hookups (Buckhorn Campground, Loop D sites #24, 25, 26 and Buckhorn Campground, Loop C sites #4, 5, 6, 7, available May through September) are $24 per night.

Group sites (Rock Creek, Cold Springs & Central Campgrounds) are $30 per night. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
The Lake of the Arbuckles forms the primary feature of the Lake District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma's oldest national park. The developed areas on the lake can be reached via US-177, Chickasaw Trail and the Cooper Memorial Rd.