400 N.E. Ja Richardson Loop
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: (580) 332-9000
Fax: (580) 332-2873
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is known for its vast water bodies, beckoning all kinds of water sport enthusiasts. With the Lake of the Arbuckles and cool water streams being the central attraction of the park, it is natural to find people canoeing, swimming and fishing in the park. Those not too fond of the water need not fret, as a number of hiking and skiing trails are available all over the park, in addition to camping and picnic areas.
Part of a state park, this centrally-located lake is surrounded by tall oak trees. It is about an hour's drive from the city, just east of Norman. In addition to activities like boating, swimming and water skiing, Thunderbird has facilities for camping and picnicking. The lake is stocked with fish, predominately bass and catfish. The grounds have areas for archery and for hunting all kinds of game, including deer, rabbit and squirrel and several kinds of waterfowl.