This was our first time staying at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and we loved it! Our site was wonderful and about 50ft from the water. The site itself was well shaded throughout the day and was fairly surrounded by trees. We noticed nearby campsites were more open and not as shady throughout the day. There were no signs indicating swimming rules but we did swim at this location, as did a few surrounding campers.
We did not fish but heard quite a few fish jumping around in the early morning so there’s no doubt this is a great area for fishermen.
The bathrooms and showers were very clean, which was a really nice surprise!
We hiked the Bromide Hill and Bison Overlook trails for some really nice views. Nearby swimming areas at Little Niagara and Travertine Creek were very packed during the day, so we only visited during the early morning when the water was very cold.
Beautiful area, just be sure to bring water shoes!