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A year round vacation destination, Arbuckle Family Lodges has something to offer everyone.

Plenty to do

With mild winters, beautiful springs, warm summers and awesome falls, you're sure to find something to do year around in the Arbuckle's! Here are just some of the many activities you, your family or group can participate in while you enjoy your stay with us. You can click on some links for more information.

01. Swim at Turner Falls

Turner Falls Park is a quick and easy getaway for those in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Throw your gear in the car for a fun and exciting weekend with the family or simply swing by during the week!

02. Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Springs, streams, lakes- whatever its form, water is the attraction at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Take a walk across Lincoln Bridge, or hike on one of our many trails throughout the park. Be sure to check out Buffalo Springs, Antelope Springs or Little Niagara while you are here.

03. Chickasaw Cultural Center

The Chickasaw Cultural Center offers a world of opportunity to learn and connect with Native American history. Watch the story of the Chickasaw people unfold before your eyes through powerful performances, reenactments, demonstrations, collections and exhibits at one of the largest and most extensive tribal cultural centers in the United States.

04. Arbuckle Wilderness

More than 200 acres in the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains with hundreds of exotic animals roaming free! Also House of Reptiles Petting Zoo and more!

05. Ski or Boat on Arbuckle Lake

Arbuckle Lake in south-central Oklahoma is located 6 miles southwest of Sulphur. Arbuckle Lake has 36 miles of shoreline and 2,350 surface acres. Arbuckle Lake is one of a handful of crystal clear water lakes in Oklahoma. Arbuckle Lake’s beautiful clear water is a favorite among scuba divers.

06. Fishing and Hunting

Built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1966, the Lake of the Arbuckles is one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, perch, bass, and crappie. Thirty-six miles of shoreline and protective coves are good for trotlines, the water is unusually clear, and trolling is popular.

07. Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa

In a community rich with history, The Artesian in Sulphur, Oklahoma, stands above luxury hotels in Oklahoma, offering a distinctive hospitality experience for discerning travelers. Sulphur’s original Artesian Hotel, established in 1906, was a hotspot for celebrities, politicians and trendsetters alike until it was destroyed by a fire in 1962. The new Artesian restores one of the region’s most beloved hotels to its former glory. From world-class spa facilities and shopping to a bustling casino, guests will be delighted at the array of fabulous amenities and activities. The Artesian’s extensive, state-of-the-art meeting facilities cater to every need of our business guests.

08. Treasure Valley Casino

The hometown gaming environment and hotel amenities make Treasure Valley a fun get away for the whole family. You’ll also find popular outdoor activities and cultural hubs nearby. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation destination, or to host a larger group, we can cater to your needs.

09. Cross Bar Ranch

At one time this property was a working cattle ranch, but is now open to the general public for trail riding and camping. The property has about 150+ miles of trails with plans to add more. Terrain ranges from wide open and grassy to moderate and rugged loops with rocky hill climbs and numerous creek crossings.

10. 777Zip Zipline

777Zip Zipline is an experience of exhilaration suitable for riders of all ages. Open 7 days a week. Two guests at a time are comfortably secured by a monitored seatbelt restraint system before being hoisted in reverse to their view point 777 ft. away. The viewing point is a 130 foot tower on the mountain above Collings Castle, from which point you will have a spectacular view of Turner Falls. Feel the thrill of release as you zip back 777 ft. to the landing zone located at the Curio Shop/Overlook of Turner Falls.

11. Air Donkey Zipline

Welcome to Air Donkey Zipline Adventures. Come soar over 1 mile through the fresh air of the Arbuckle Mountains. With spectacular views of the ancient mountain range , you will engage 6 zip lines and one sky bridge and will have the experience of a lifetime. Our longest zipline is 1,800 feet, which makes us Oklahoma's longest zipline! Each 2 hour tour is guided by ACCT certified professionals. You may book online or over phone.

12. Bedre Chocolate Factory

The story of Bedré Fine Chocolate began over four decades ago. A small chocolatier operating out of the former Homer Elementary School near Ada, Oklahoma, Bedré Fine Chocolate was determined to make the highest quality chocolate. This attitude is exemplified by the name Bedré itself, which is a Norwegian word that simply means “better.” Bedré Fine Chocolate remained a local staple, and in 2000, the Chickasaw Nation purchased the company and gave it new life. Building on a rich legacy and love of curating the bold and delicate flavors of chocolate, the Chickasaw Nation turned the small chocolatier into a nationally recognized luxury chocolate brand.
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