• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

Boating

Boat and swimmers in the lake
Near the shore at Buckhorn on the Lake of the Arbuckles
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Boating on the Lake of the Arbuckles is one of the activities that draws visitors to the park. Four launch ramps provide excellent access for all users. Fishing, sail, and skiing boats and canoes all share the waves.

Veterans Lake is open to canoeing, kayaking, and no wake boat use.

Boating permits are required for the Lake of the Arbuckles. Fee machines are located at the Buckhorn, Point, and Guy Sandy launches. A daily use fee or annual permit may be purchased at these locations.
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Before launching your boat in any waters of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please review the rules and regulations for operating watercraft located here, and personal watercraft located here. Please remember PFD's (life jackets) saves lives, and we recommend that all boaters wear them.

Did You Know?

Park Ranger leaning out of a patrol car

In 1972 park rangers in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] caught a bank robber who held up a nearby bank. The suspect drove into the park, became confused, and wound up on the 15MPH perimeter road instead of his intended escape. More...