Swimming at Turner Falls Park and in the Oklahoma Arbuckles and Chickasaw Country
Are you looking for swimming in Oklahoma? Look no more. From beginners to experienced swimmers, we have a place for everyone. Turner Falls Park is home to a 77 ft. waterfall with a natural swimming area and the all-time favorite Blue Hole featuring a slide and diving boards. Mother Nature has created shallow swimming areas with water naturally flowing over rocks and terraces. Glide with the flow of the water on an inner tube or float, which are allowed in some areas. Turner Falls Park is just 4 miles west of Davis, about 2 miles off I-35 on Highway 77, 90 miles north of Dallas and 75 miles south of Oklahoma City in southern Oklahoma. Please call 580-369-2988 for information.
If you enjoy swimming in the lake, Lake of the Arbuckles has 2,300 acres of open water; or swim closer inland off the 36 miles of shoreline. From the wader to the experienced swimmer, Little Niagara waterfall, Travertine Creek and Rock Creek, as well as Lake of the Arbuckles and Veterans Lake, all located in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Area offer a variety of water fun. These swimming adventures are located within driving distance, just 7 miles east of Davis in Sulphur off of Highway 7.
Fishing at Arbuckle Lake, Veterans Lake & Turner Falls Park all in Chickasaw Country
Spring, stream and lake fishing is abundant here in Davis, Oklahoma. The Lake of the Arbuckles, Veterans Lake and Turner Falls Park have some of the best fishing in southern Oklahoma. Lake of the Arbuckles and Veterans Lake are located in Chickasaw National Recreation Area, about 7 miles south of Davis off Highway 7. Sport fishing enthusiasts may fish the year around. An Oklahoma fishing license is required, which can be purchased at Arbuckle Sports Center in Davis (580) 369-2687.
Lake of the Arbuckles is known for catfish, crappie, sunfish, largemouth bass, white bass and bluegill. The white crappie, a favorite catch in winter, is well adapted to large lakes in Oklahoma. There are several boat ramps and camping facilities. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce and pick up a map of the lake which indicates where the boat ramps and other points of interest are located.
Veterans Lake is also a hotspot for fisherman. Features include a wheelchair-accessible fishing dock, boat ramp and picnic area. Veterans Lake is a favorite of anglers to test their skills.
Turner Falls Park offers trout fishing from November through March. The actual date varies from year to year because of the weather, which dictates water temperatures for stocking. The park is stocked with trout at the perfect time each year. Turner Falls Park is located in Davis, just a few miles southwest of town.
Boating on Arbuckle Lake and Canoeing/Kayaking on Veterans Lake on the Chickasaw 7
Boating holidays are great family times, especially in the Davis area where there is a wide variety of boating fun.
Bring your own kayak or canoe and take a scenic river trip to your liking as a weekend trip or a canoeing/kayaking vacation. This experience is seasonal beginning April 15th and will run through the first of September.
For canoeing/kayaking on a lake, try Veterans Lake where the water is quiet and peaceful or Lake of the Arbuckles which offers a variety of canoeing opportunities from the shoreline and quiet coves, to further out on the lake.
Lake of the Arbuckles provides excellent power boating, motor boating and sailing. Launch boats from designated boat ramps which offer boating docks to load and unload passengers. Boat operators must comply with federal and state laws. Boating permits are required for Lake of the Arbuckles. Fee machines are at Buckhorn, The Point and Guy Sandy boat ramps/launches. Water Skiing on the Lake of the Arbuckles
The Lake of the Arbuckles is a magnificent body of spring fed, clear blue water and the glass smooth surface is perfect for clear water skiing, kayaking, tubing and wake boarding. The surrounding shoreline is post-card perfect with trees, beaches, large boat launches and safe swimming areas. You won't find clearer water or a better place to spend the day waterskiing at the lake where skiing is permitted from sunup to sundown.
. Year-round, Davis Oklahoma and Murray County is the place to be!