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Chickasaw National Recreation Area

State Highway 177, Sulphur, OK 73086
+1 580-622-7234
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Beautiful in the fall

My family goes to Little Niagra all the time in the summer. I wanted to see what it looked like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile
Wonderful Stop with Kids

We stopped at the park, opting to drive to the nature center. We got out and stopped at several... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wichita, KS
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The state's first national park.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (65 reviews)
“natural springs” (17 reviews)
“hiking trails” (16 reviews)
State Highway 177, Sulphur, OK 73086
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 and beautiful! My...More

Thank KJ47112014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the park, opting to drive to the nature center. We got out and stopped at several waterfalls along the way. Mild November weather was perfect, but a little brown. Would love to visit earlier in the season or during summer to swim!...More

Thank 691ginnye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in Mid-November, which was a very pleasant time to hike the trails. All trails are in great shape, wide and well marked. There are trails to hike up to a bluff lookout, around the buffalo, around the lake, along the creeks and springs,...More

Thank Russ F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is just outside of Sulfur, OK. Most of the hikes are easy and interesting; we recently took the short hike to Antelope and Buffalo Springs and it was a nice respite from Oklahoma City. The visitors...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is a hidden gem. It has a bison reserve where you can observe the animals in their natural habitat. There are a lot of streams and falls(small ones) throughout the park that are worth the trip. The visitors center has a short vedio...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We hiked the trail to Antelope and Buffalo Springs. It’s an easy hike through a beautiful area. Take time to visit the Travertine Nature Center. It has some interesting nature displays and the creek flows underneath.

1  Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Beautiful area if you like well groomed hiking trails, waterfalls, natural springs and wildlife. Very relaxing way to spend a weekend.

1  Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My family stopped here while passing by on a road trip. It added a few minutes to our trip but was definitely worth it. The park is beautiful. We had packed a lunch and ate at the picnic area near Little Niagara. The picnic area...More

1  Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My son and I went to Sulfur to hike. It was over the holiday so there were lots of people. Most play in the water , which was so clear. The trail are wide and easy to navigate. There were of the beaten path trails...More

1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have lived in Oklahoma all of my life and have never visited this area....big mistake. I will visit again this next summer for some more hiking and swimming in the clear water stream.

1  Thank Ron A
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11 August 2017|
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Response from TXMajellan | Reviewed this property |
There are two places on lake of the arbuuckles south of sulphur for future reference. Shady oaks boat rental and lake of the arbuckles marina. There is one place in town called arbuckle boat rentals.
13 July 2017|
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Response from garyf431 | Reviewed this property |
Any of the area sites are good to drive to Turner Falls and 777 Zipline above Turner Falls. Yes, pets are allowed in the park. There are no canoe or kayak rentals but River Bottom Float Trips are available on the Washita... More
Lindsey B
29 June 2017|
Response from Jennifer Q | Reviewed this property |
The buckhorn sites are my favorite