Buckhorn Pavilion is on the Lake of the Arbuckles shoreline, a well-loved recreational lake in south-central Oklahoma. Eat, swim, boat and fish at this convenient gathering place for family and friends.
The Lake of the Arbuckles, a reservoir created in 1966, features 36 miles of shoreline, and some of the best bass fishing in the state. Birders and photographers take note - in winter, the Lake of the Arbuckles attracts several bald eagles.
Bring a swimsuit for quality swimming. The grass-covered grounds are spacious and ideal for games like Frisbee or football.
The pavilion is available year-round, with generally mild winters. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available for use, so don't forget to pack the hot dogs or steaks.
No electricity is provided at this location, but a boat launch is easily accessible.
The pavilion is part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, a partially forested hilly region of lakes and mineral water springs. Lake of the Arbuckles is the largest lake, spanning 2,350 acres.
Explore the crystal clear Pavillion Springs, Hillside Springs and Black Sulphur Springs, where people have historically people have attributed medicinal and restorative powers.
Or visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center to learn about the Indian Nation that inhabited the area for centuries.