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CHISHOLM TRAIL RIDGE, OK

part ofWaurika Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Mon Nov 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Chisholm Trail Ridge Park lies along the scenic shore of Waurika Lake in the Great Plains Region of southern Oklahoma. The area offers many recreation activities, including fishing, boating and hunting.

Waurika Lake encompasses 10,100 acres of water and about 12,000 acres of land, which provide ample space for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. It is about six miles northwest of the city of Waurika and lies in portions of Jefferson, Cotton and Stephens Counties.

This facility is named after the Chisholm Trail, a trail used to transport cattle from Texas ranches to Kansas railroads in the late 1800s.

Natural Features:

The large shade trees, gently sloping shoreline and expansive lakefront views of the horizon invite the visitor to relax and take in the scenery. Grassland prairies, farms and forests surround the lake area.

Wildlife such as white-tail deer, ducks, rabbits and wild turkey graze the landscape.

Recreation:

Waurika Lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Anglers seek out channel and flathead catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striper, crappie, walleye and sunfish.

Approximately 6,040 acres of land around the lake are managed for game. Sought-after species include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, wood duck, mallard, pintail, teal, canvas back, cottontail rabbits and wild turkey.

Boating and skiing enthusiasts play on the large areas of open water and along the the scenic shoreline. There are four large embayments and a number of smaller coves that make boating on the lake a pleasure.

Facilities:

Chisholm Trail Ridge has 95 campsites that all feature electric and accessible water hookups.

Families with children enjoy the open space, playground and swimming areas. Boaters have the convenience of an accessible dock and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Additional services and supplies are available in Waurika, Oklahoma.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Pay Phone
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • A park attendant is on duty from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Gate is locked from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m.; an exit is available to customers
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.25917, -98.035
34°15'33"N, 98°2'6"W

From Waurika, Oklahoma, take Highway 5 northwest for 5 miles. Turn right onto Advent Road and proceed 3 miles. Turn left on Chisholm Trail Road and drive one mile to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHISHOLM TRAIL RIDGE
RIDGE RT. 1 BOX 68
WAURIKA  OK  73573-0029

Phone Number:

Information:  (580)439-8040
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