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COLD SPRINGS GROUP CAMP (OK) CHICKASAW NRA, OK

part ofChickasaw National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Photo: COLD SPRINGS GROUP CAMP (OK) CHICKASAW NRA
Status: Closed through Sat May 09 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cold Springs campground is within close proximity to Travertine Creek, hiking trails and natural springs.

The most popular attraction for campers at Cold Springs is Bear Falls, which is just across the road. The falls are a favorite swimming area to cool off on hot days. Garfield Falls is another watering hole with easy access.

Natural Features:

Mature oak and hickory forests cover this historic part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The park is characterized by complex geology as intensive faulting, folding, and rock deformations have combined to form a landscape of gently rolling hills dissected by gentle streams.

Recreation:

Just across the road is Travertine Creek, with a popular swimming area at Bear Falls. The creek is fed from the cool, clear waters of Antelope and Buffalo Springs.

Facilities:

Cold Springs is a handy campsite for big families, friends and outdoor clubs. The two non-electric group sites are best for tent camping, though small RVs and pop-up campers (less than 20') may fit.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.505, -96.9675
34°30'18"N, 96°58'3"W

From I-35, 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 Chickasaw National Recreation Area signs to direct you to your selected area. Central and Cold Springs Campgrounds and Travertine Nature Center (East Historic Platt) - 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 .2 miles on Highway 177 to the first left turn. Central Campground is approximately .25 mile east on NE Perimeter Road. Cold Springs Campground is approximately another .4 mile east of Central. The Travertine Nature Center is approximately .9 miles east of Cold Springs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COLD SPRINGS GROUP CAMP (OK) CHICKASAW NRA
1008 W. 2ND
SULPHUR  OK  73086

Phone Number:

Information:  (580)622-7234
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