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    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies

    During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »

Horseback Riding

Horseback riders on a forested trail
Riding the Rock Creek Trail
Rick Thompson

Share the trail; Spare the trail
Only the Rock Creek Multi-use trail system is open to horseback riding. These trails are also open to hiking and biking. Hikers should be alert to riders; Hikers must yield to riders. If horses approach, hikers should step off the trail and stand quietly until they pass. Motorized vehicles are NOT permitted on these trails. Please protect the environment by riding and hiking only on the marked trails.

Trailer parking and turn-around space is available at the north trailhead area adjacent to Veterans Lake.

Did You Know?

Sunset over the Lake of the Arbuckles

Both of the lakes found in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area are man-made reservoirs. Veterans Lake was built by the WPA in 1936 and added to the park in 1983. The Lake of the Arbuckles was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1963 and managed as a separate park until 1976. More...