Central Group Camp (OK) Chickasaw Nra

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Central Campground is a family-friendly primitive group campground found in the Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Nearby Travertine Creek provides several refreshing, spring-fed swimming areas to escape the summer heat. Other close attractions, such as Little Niagara and the Travertine Nature Center make this campground an ideal location for both beginner and experienced campers. Central Campground is only a few minutes away from the town of Sulphur.

The campsite is on a loop that surrounds a spacious field for activities like volleyball, football or horseshoes. There are 10 group sites open seasonally, and water spigots are close to the campsites.

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Natural Features

The springs and streams in Chickasaw originate within a region of Oklahoma characterized by complex geology.

Intense faulting, folding, uplift and erosion have combined to form a land surface of gently rolling hills dissected by streams.

Nearby Attractions

Try Little Niagara, a favorite freshwater swimming hole.

The Travertine Nature Center is a wonderful resource to view nature exhibits, meet live animals on display, and listen to rangers' presentations.

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


Swimming and hiking are among the favorite activities at the campsite. A short walk takes you to Panther Falls, a refreshing swimming area.

Nearby hiking trails meander along streams, past cool rushing waterfalls, and on to mineral and freshwater springs.

Changes & Cancellations

Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather. 

Please read the official cancellation rules and policies of recreation.gov thoroughly before booking your campsite. 

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is not responsible for cancellation fees charged by recreation.gov.

Contact Information


901 West 1st Street SULPHUR OK 73086

Phone Number

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

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Driving Directions

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. Drive approximately 8 miles east to Sulphur Sulphur (Jct Hwy 7 and Hwy 177). Turn south (right) for approximately .2 miles on Highway 177 and take the first left. Central Campground is .25 mile east on NE Perimeter Road. Cold Springs Campground is approximately another .4 miles east of Central. The Travertine Nature Center is approximately .9 miles east of Cold Springs.

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