VETERANS LAKE PAVILION, OK

Veterans Lake Pavilion overlooks the north side of Veterans Lake, with a perfect view of colorful sunsets reflected in the lake. Veterans Lake, deemed a no-wake lake, is a ideal campground for water sports like kayaking, canoeing and fishing. The campsite is easily accessible from...
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Know Before You Go
  • In case of emergency, call the Sulphur Police Department (580) 622-2000
  • No cell phone coverage in campground
  • Raccoons frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • There may be snakes around the brush or shoreline
  • All water vessels require a Chickasaw National Recreation Area lake permit
  • Frequent weather changes occur; Be prepared for severe heat, wind, rain, and possible tornadoes
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Overview

Overview

Veterans Lake Pavilion overlooks the north side of Veterans Lake, with a perfect view of colorful sunsets reflected in the lake. Veterans Lake, deemed a no-wake lake, is a ideal campground for water sports like kayaking, canoeing and fishing. The campsite is easily accessible from nearby towns and is situated close to several hiking trails.

Veterans Lake is part of the Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The district was named Platt National Park in 1906 and was one of the nation's earliest national parks. In 1976, it merged with the Arbuckle National Recreation Area to form what is now Chickasaw.

Natural Features:

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is where two ecosystems, the eastern deciduous forest and the mixed-grass prairie of the west, converge. This creates unique geological formations and attracts a wide variety of plant and animal species.

Recreation:

Swim, paddle or fish Veterans Lake, and hike or bike around the lake's loop trail, called Veterans Trail. This is the only paved trail in the park, which makes it stroller and roller blade-friendly.

A bison pasture is just up the road, so bring the kids and cameras to see the beautiful animals grazing.

Facilities:

The 80-person picnic area has easy access to a boat launch. There's a grill but no electricity, so be sure to bring charcoal if you plan to have a cookout.

Nearby Attractions:

The Travertine Nature Center is worth a visit, as is the collection of springs nearby. Pavilion Springs, Black Sulphur Springs and Hillside Springs are the region's remaining natural mineral springs and have historically been used for medicinal and restorative healing.

Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Paddle Boating
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.42889, -96.98972
34°25'44"N, 96°59'23"W

From I-35, take Exit #55 or #51 and drive towards the city of Davis, OK. Once in Davis, go east towards Sulphur on Highway 7 Watch for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area signs to direct you to your selected area: Campgrounds, Boat Ramps, Pavilion, and Picnic Area.- Drive approximately 8 miles east on Highway 7 from Davis and turn south (right) on 12th Street in Sulphur. The road ends at a stop sign shortly after entering the park. Turn right at the stop sign and follow the signs to Veterans Lake Pavilion. A sign is posted in front of the pavilion for your convenience.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

VETERANS LAKE PAVILION
1008 West 2nd Street
Sulphur OK 73086

Phone Number:

Information: (580)622-7234
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