Chickasaw National Recreation Area has six public campgrounds. Facilities vary in each and are listed in the chart below. Some individual campsites, as well as large group campsites, can be reserved in advance. Individual sites have a fire ring, picnic table and parking pads. Three campgrounds are located next to Lake of the Arbuckles. Buckhorn and The Point campgrounds have a mix of smaller sites suitable for tents and some sites with water and electric hookups that will fit RVs (up to approximately 40' in length). Guy Sandy can accomodate tents and some small RVs but no hookups are available. The three campgrounds of the Platt Historic District can accomodate tents. Only very small RVs (car sized or less) can fit in Cold Springs and Central Campgounds. No hookups are available. Rock Creek can accomodate slightly larger RVs, up to 25' in length. No hookups are available.
Sites at Chickasaw National Recreation Area under reservation system:
Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Capacity at most sites is limited to eight or fewer people. Larger groups can camp only in designated group camping sites. Group campsite capacity is limited to thirty people. Groups in excess of thirty people will need more than one group site. Group sites are only available by reservation.
Rock Creek campground features one group site, located near the campground entrance. Cold Springs Campground has two adjacent group sites near the front of the campground. Finally, all ten sites of the Central campground are group sites. Each has picnic tables, a fire ring, nearby water spigots, and parking for several vehicles.
Central and Cold Springs group campsites are open primarily during the summer season; only the Rock Creek group campsite is open year-round.
Campgrounds at a Glance
The Buckhorn Campground is located on the eastern side of Lake of the Arbuckles. It has four loops.
Loop A is open seasonally. It has 21 campsites including 1 accessible site; all of these sites are first come-first serve. Showers are available in the restrooms.
Guy Sandy Campground
The Guy Sandy Campground is located on the west shore of Lake of the Arbuckles and contains 40 campsites. Facilities include water faucets and pit toilets. All sites are first come-first serve.
The Point Campground
The Point Campground is located on the northern side of Lake of the Arbuckles. It is open year-round and has two loops.
Cold Springs Campground
Cold Springs Campground is open seasonally. It has 63 campsites and 2 group sites. The group sites are available by reservation only; all other sites are first come, first served. All sites are non-electrical and are best for tent camping, though small RVs and pop-up campers (less than 20') may fit.
Last updated: July 9, 2020