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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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Lake of the Arbuckles

a number of boats out on the lake
A busy day on the lake.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1966, the Lake of the Arbuckles is one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, perch, bass, and crappie. Thirty-six miles of shoreline and protective coves are good for trotlines, the water is unusually clear, and trolling is popular. Facilities include campgrounds, trailer spaces, picnic areas, shelters, tables, public restrooms, drinking water, boat docks, and boat ramps.

The Lake is located at the confluence of the Buckhorn, Guy Sandy, and Rock Creeks. The area presents unusual opportunities, combining recreational use with scenic, scientific, and historic values.

Did You Know?

Detail of the 1907 Bromide Springhouse

In 1908 over one hundred thousand visitors were counted at Bromide Spring in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. The Bromide Spring ceased to flow in 1973. More...