Veterans Lake Pavilion

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Veterans Lake Pavilion provides a scenic opportunity to rent a space for your next outdoor event or celebration. Located in the Platt Historic District, it is approximately 5-7 minutes from the town of Sulphur and is an ideal spot for hosting birthday parties and other gatherings with friends and family. 

A fishing dock and exercise area are located nearby. These areas may be used by your party but are also open to the public.

The 40-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.

Need to Know

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.

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.


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.

Contact Information


901 West 1st Street Sulphur OK 73086

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 580-622-7234

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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