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Tent Cabin
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Buckhorn Campground (Ok) Chickasaw Nra

Buckhorn area campgrounds are within close proximity to the Lake of the Arbuckles. Comfortable campsites and a lighthearted atmosphere makes this site an excellent place to camp.

The Lake of the Arbuckles was built in 1966 by the Bureau of Land Reclamation, and has been voted the best bass fishing in Oklahoma.

Boat ramps and docks are available throughout the 36 miles of shoreline. Look for wildlife like the red fox, bobcat, and opossum, and watch the trees for glimpses of flying squirrels.

Recreation

Bring your boat or jet skis and cruise the lake, or pack your fishing rods to catch some of the state's finest bass, perch and crappies.

The area is most popular for water sports, but hiking and biking is a great way to explore the land and take in views of the lake.

Facilities

Buckhorn is one of only two campsites in Chickasaw with electric hookups and water. It's an ideal location for families and friends ready for a mix of camping and boating. The C Loop of the campsite is open year-round.

Natural Features

Set in the naturally diverse Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Buckhorn Campground is surrounded by unique flora, fauna and geological formations.

The hilly land is covered with partial prairie and partial forest, with natural springs cutting through spectacular rock formations.

Nearby Attractions

Hike or bike on the unpaved Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail or head up Rock Creek for a visit to the Chickasaw Cultural Center. There, you can learn all about the Native Americans of the region through exhibits, videos and interactive displays.

ADA Access: N

Price
$16.00 - $24.00
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Buckhorn Campground (Ok) Chickasaw Nra is located in Oklahoma
Latitude
34.4289 N
Longitude
-96.9897 W
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Directions
From I35, take Exit #55 and drive towards the city of Davis, OK. Once in Davis, go east on Highway 7 to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area you desire. Watch for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area signs to direct you to your selected area: Buckhorn Campgrounds, Pavilion, and Picnic Area - Drive approximately 8 miles east of Davis to the only 4 way STOP (Jct Hwy 7 and Hwy 177) in the city of Sulphur. Turn south (right) for approximately 5 miles on Hwy 177. Turn west (right) at Buckhorn Road and drive approximately 3 miles west. Follow the directional signs. This loop is the southeast corner of Arbuckle Lake.
11 Reviews of Buckhorn Campground (Ok) Chickasaw Nra
Reasonably priced and very welcoming

Reasonably priced and very welcoming. Our family enjoying the space and enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be returning for a relaxing stay.

Awesome campground

I’ve been at this campsite a few times and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best in Oklahoma! My husband and I stayed in one of the trailer/RV sites during our most recent visit. The area was clean, spacious, and very close the the restrooms and the lake. We will definitely be back!

5 Stars

We stayed at Loop C site 56. Great view of the lake, clean restrooms and showers! Campground hosts were friendly and helpful! Just beware if you are camping in an RV, the site is VERY unlevel! We we’re in a pop up camper and had one tire up off the ground at least 6 inches with our Baleveler. Otherwise its absolutely gorgeous!

Favorite Campground in OK

This is my favorite campground in the state of Oklahoma. The sites are nice size and some of them back up to the water. Plenty of room to spread out. Bath house is super clean. Lake of the Arbuckles is beautiful for water recreational activities. Some in our group kayaked. I'll be trying that the next time I go. Lots of shoreline to walk, if you're so inclined. Camp host was helpful and on top of things. For a busy campground (it was full when we went) the noise level wasn't bad. No issues with unruly campers. Can't wait to go visit again.

Tent week

We had a great time loved the camp ground . The showers were wonderful. We spend time exploring the country . Was honored to dance with the local Indians .Took a trip to Turner Falls and put our feet in the water . Climbed to the castle .And on our way to our next adventure stopped at Rid-It to eat .

Beautiful campground, next to the lake

Beautiful campground, next to the lake. Really close to others so if you get loud neighbors its a bit hard to sleep.

Lakeside camping

This is a nice park for boating, not far from RT 35. Most of the activity is on the water, but there are a few hiking trails too. There are few camping loops to choose from (plus a few other campgrounds in this park). In the summer they were almost all full so we didn’t have much of a choice, but loop B was very nice and close to the water.

Yay: great educational programs on nature and Native American history. Swimming is amazing, you can play in springs and waterfalls. Nice wooded and private campsites.

Nay: Swimming holes can be crowded. Make sure you have a boat.

Surprise: Sometimes they close things when the water is too high. Awesome springs for swimming!

Camping on the Lake

This is a nice park for boating, not far from RT 35. Most of the activity is on the water, but there are a few hiking trails too. There are few camping loops to choose from (plus a few other campgrounds in this park). In the summer they were almost all full so we didn’t have much of a choice, but loop B was very nice and close to the water.

Yay: great educational programs on nature and Native American history. Swimming is amazing, you can play in springs and waterfalls. Nice wooded and private campsites.

Nay: Swimming holes can be crowded. Make sure you have a boat.

Surprise: Sometimes they close things when the water is too high. Awesome springs for swimming!

Great getaway from Dallas with nearby waterfalls

We did a short, overnight trip up here to get aaway from Dallas. We stayed at a "walk-in" site, which required about 50 yards of carrying our gear from the car to the campsite. The campground itself was pretty quiet, but we were near the lake's edge and on a point, so during the day we could here lots of boats motoring by us.

There was a short drop-off from the edge of the campsite area to the lake so I couldn't set up a pole and watch it while in the campsite, but it was really easy to go over to the water's edge and fish.

Be sure to bring anything you need because it is a long drive to "run back into town" if you need to go to Walmart in Sulfer. We didn't find great trails to hike. Most were fairly flat and meandering through fields. However, there were great waterfalls to play in nearby for free that put Turner Falls to shame. Technically not part of the campground, but there were great waterfalls and springs to play in near town at the Travertine Nature Center. Be sure to make the drive there and play. The water is really cold and just deep enough to jump and splash in.

Well kept; pleasant lake based camp ground

We visited by accident as the sun setting. This was a trip with no agenda and no reservations and this campground proved to be a pleasant surprise amongst the previous campgrounds we experienced. The bathrooms are amazingly well kept as are the showers. You need to bring your own soap. The campgrounds give a Great Lake view and if you are as "lucky" as we were, you will have giant raccoons as a nightly visiter.