Boggy Depot Park got its name from Clear Boggy Creek and was also formerly a significant city in the Indian Territory as well as a trading center on the Texas Road. After the Civil War, when the railroad bypassed the town, Akota became the new hub, and Boggy Depot declined. By the 20th century, the town became an abandoned ghost town.
All that remains of the town’s vibrant history are some stone foundations and a cemetery. It was once a state park, but it is now managed by the Chickasaw Nation. Boggy Depot Park features a lake, 35 acres of campgrounds, a fishing lake, nature trail, baseball diamond, playground, picnic tables, grills, and a group picnicking area. The campground has modern bathhouses with showers.
It also features sites with electric hookups and full hookups, as well as pull-through sites and a dump station. Boggy Depot Park is a great place to watch wildlife, too. If you go hiking and bring your dog, always come prepared with plenty of water for both you and your pet. Be aware of trail hazards and always let someone else know where you’re going and when to expect you.
Leashed pets are permitted in all Oklahoma parks unless otherwise noted. Leashes must be 10 feet or shorter and pets can never be left unattended. Bring waste bags and remember to always clean up after your pet. Be respectful of posted rules and of other park visitors; do not allow your pet to become a nuisance or disturb wildlife.
The park is open year-round; visitors are free to come and go at any time. No reservation information is available on the park’s website. If you’re in Southern Oklahoma and looking for a great place to camp with your pet or enjoy a day taking in the fresh air and beautiful sights, come visit Boggy Depot Park.