Chickasaw National Recreation Area encompasses a total area of about 10,000 acres of land that is located in Murray County, Oklahoma. To access the park, visitors can use several routes including OK 177 which is just south of the town of Sulphur. The city of Sulphur is 120 miles north of Dallas and 90 miles south of Oklahoma City.
The area where the National Recreation Area sits was designated a reservation on July 1, 1902, under the name Sulphur Springs Reservation. On March 17, 1976, the reservation was combined with Arbuckle National Recreation Area and re-designated a National Recreation Area.
Today, visitors who come to Chickasaw National Recreation Area love to participate in lots of activities including hiking, bicycling, boating, swimming, water-skiing, hunting, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and interpretive programs. Some of the amenities in the recreation area to facilitate these activities include restrooms, museum, picnic area, boat ramp, campgrounds, self-guided tours, information, and a nature center.
Besides these activities and amenities, the park is a special place for other reasons as well. First, the park was named in honor of the Chickasaw Indian Nation who were the original occupants of this land. This means that the place has a substantial historical significance. Secondly, the park is a favorite place for visitors to come and enjoy drinking the natural spring water from the many mineral springs in the park.
Additionally, visitors with dogs are welcome to visit Chickasaw National Recreation Area as long as they keep their dog well-behaved and under their immediate control at all times. Essentially, dogs should not be allowed to wander into areas of the park that are restricted.
As such, dogs should always be leashed, and if they are not leashed, then they should be secured in a container. Furthermore, if a dog poops, then the owner should immediately clean up after the dog and ensure that they dispose of the solid waste properly.