Chickasaw National Recreation Area is in southcentral Oklahoma, between Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chickasaw National Recreation Area was originally authorized in 1902 as Sulphur Springs Reservation and was renamed and redesignated as Platt National Park in 1906. In 1976, Platt National Park, Arbuckle National Recreation Area, and additional lands were combined to establish Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

One of the longer hikes at Chickasaw. Buffalo herd was nice. Outstanding examples of CCC construction .

Buffalo Pasture trail can be done separately or can be combined with the Bromide trail. It is a gravel loop that have several viewpoints where one can hope to see the buffalo herd. You also pass a couple of the springs the area is famous for.

Nice hike to springs, valley overlook, amazing CCC stone work.

Gravel walk back to the springs. Springs nice.

Hike was absolutely beautiful! However, be careful right now. My dog and I were within inches of being bit by a rattlesnake. Just keep your eye out!

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Great walk