The "Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters" appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, as it is known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora and fauna. This park has significant geological and hydrological features and lies in the transitional ecotones of the Eastern deciduous forest and the Western prairies.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area has classic examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) architectural craftsmanship and ingenuity - included is one of the largest and most intact designed cultural landscapes of that period blending harmoniously with the natural environment. A trail system designed and constructed during this period still meets the needs of today’s casual walker as well as the avid runner.
The park is one of the most heavily visited parks for its size in the National Park System, with one and a half million visitors a year. It is open year-round and provides opportunities to experience a wide range of outdoor experiences, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, nature observation, photography, hunting, camping, picnicking, or simply relaxing in the natural springs of protected zone upstream from the nature center. The Travertine Information and Nature Center is open all year except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a short drive from any of our premier rental properties! The park is located on State Highway 177, just south of the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma. It is approximately 90 miles south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and 120 miles north of Dallas, Texas.
Driving south on US I-35 take exit 55 to State Highway 7. Driving north on US I-35 take exit 51 to State Highway 7. Drive through the towns of Davis (3 miles) and Sulphur (10 miles) to the intersection of HWY 7 and 177. Drive south on HWY 177. Chickasaw National Recreation Area Park Headquarters is ¼ mile south on the right side of the highway.