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OKLAHOMA SWIMMING HOLES
(9 PLACES)
UPDATED 2/2014


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BOY SCOUT HOLE
(BOYS)

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TOWNS TULSA, MUSKOGEE, TAHLEQUAH
LAT, LON lat=35.85396, lon=-94.91700(source:map) (accuracy:approximate)
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STATE OK
WATER Barron Fork Creek/Illinois River
TYPE Swimming hole in creek/river
DESCRIPTION Long-time local swimming hole in creek/river named after nearby Boy Scout Camp Fred Darby. Nice family area to walk and explore junction of 2 rivers. WEB ARTICLE.
AREAS Oklahoma-designated scenic streams
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Many campgrounds south of here on Tenkiller Lake.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Muskogee (southeast of Tulsa on RT 165) take RT 62/10 northeast toward Tahlaquah. Just before you get to Tahlaquah on RT 62/10, turn east (right) onto RT 81 then, in a very short distance, turn east (left) on E. Murrel Rd.. Continue on E Murrel Rd about 3.5 miles (past the Murrell Home Park) then turn right as you approach Barron Fork Creek. Park near here. The swimming place is downstream of here where the Barron Fork Creek and the Illinois River join. No more detailled directions.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2014



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GAGE ARTESIAN BEACH
(GAGE)

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TOWNS OKLAHOMA CITY, WOODWARD, GAGE
LAT, LON lat=36.32139, lon=-99.74194(source:map) (accuracy:approximate)
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STATE OK
WATER Artesian Spring
TYPE Lake/pool
DESCRIPTION In 1917, drillers seeking oil hit instead an artesian spring with water high in magnesium. Now, with a sandy beach and bottom and concrete aroud the sides, the artesian source continues to supply water and it is open for public swimming. WEB INFO.
AREAS Gage Artesian Beach, National Parks and Wildlife
SANCTION Official
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING No camping at site.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Woodward (northwest of Oklahoma City on RT 3) take 1st St. (RT 15) southwest toward Gage. As you come into Gage on 1st St., Artesian Beach Park will be on your right.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2014



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LITTLE NIAGARA
(LITT)

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TOWNS OKLAHOMA CITY, SULPHUR
LAT, LON lat=34.50486, lon=-96.97151(source:map) (accuracy:approximate)
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STATE OK
WATER Travertine Creek
TYPE Waterfall/pool
DESCRIPTION The most well-known swimming hole at the park is Little Niagara, which is a travertine formation and the largest of the traditional swimming holes at the park. It is a very heavily visited park. In summer, if you come during the weekend, you’d better get there early. A good time to go during the summer is during the weekdays. If you walk east long the river you will find other, less crowded, swimming holes. CHICKASAW NRA WEB SITE (see map) .
AREAS Chickasaw National Rec Area
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE none
FACILITIES All facilities
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping
PHONE unknown
CAMPING Developed camping at site, 6 campgrounds
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Oklahoma City, go south on I-35 about 50 miles to Exit 55. Follow RT 7 east through Davis to Sulphur. (Pennington Creek Park, below, is near here also). In Sulphur, go south on RT 177 to the Chickasaw NRA - get map at visitor center. There may be more swimming holes than just at Little Niagara.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 3/2011



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PAWNEE BATH HOUSE WATER PARK
(PAWN)

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TOWNS OKLAHOMA CITY, SULPHUR
LAT, LON lat=36.35868, lon=-96.80024(source:map) (accuracy:approximate)
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STATE OK
WATER Pawnee Lake
TYPE Lake/Water Park
DESCRIPTION Enjoy an old-fashioned swimming hole atmosphere at a city-owned lake and water park. An historic WPA bath house built in 1939 overlooks the swimming hole. This from News On 6 TV: "It was built to last, but closed in the 1970s, when people preferred the new city swimming pool in town. But that swimming pool was expensive to operate and maintain, so city leaders looked at reopening this historic site. The community raised $85,000 for improvements to the bath house, like electric and plumbing. The swimming area was cleaned up, and in 2003, the old favorite was new again." This is our kind of story! Has diving and sliding. WEB INFO & PHOTOS .
AREAS Pawnee Bath House Water Park
SANCTION Official
FEE Small fee
FACILITIES All facilities
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping, diving, sliding
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Tulsa, that RT 412 west about 47 miles then turn north (right) on RT 18 and go about 9 miles north to Pawnee. Stay on RT 18 through Pawnee (becomes 4th st. then Sewell Dr.) and about 2 miles north of Pawnee on RT 18 then bear left onto N3480 Rd. then left onPawnee Lake Rd..
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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PENNINGTON CREEK PARK
(PENN)

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TOWNS OKLAHOMA CITY, TISHOMINGO
LAT, LON lat=34.23325, lon=-96.6826(source:map) (accuracy:approximate)
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STATE OK
WATER Pennington Creek
TYPE Creek/Dam
DESCRIPTION Beautiful in-town park and campground next to Pennington Creek. Close to historic Chickasaw Nation Capitol Museum and Genealogical Center and historic Johnston County Historical Society Museum. WEB INFO & PHOTOS .
AREAS Pennington Creek Park & Campground
SANCTION Official
FEE Small fee
FACILITIES All facilities
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE 580-371-2369
CAMPING City campground at site Full hook-ups available, restrooms, showers
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Oklahoma City, go south on I-35 about 70 miles to Exit 55 then take RT 7 east through Davis and Sulphur (Little Niagara swimming hole, above, is near Sulphur). Turn left where RT 7 joins RT 1. Keep straight on RT 1 where where RT 7 turns east (left). Continue onto 3 RD St in Ravia. In Ravia, turn east (left) on Grand Ave. then bear right onto Wrecker Rd.. Continue east on Wrecker Rd. as it becomes RT 22. Stay on RT 22 as it winds around, crosses the river and enters Tishomingo. In Tishomingo, RT 22 becomes Main ST.. From Main ST. turn left on S. Capitol Ave, cross the river (again) and take the first left into the park.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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SALINA AREA
[3 PLACES]
(SALA)

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TOWNS TULSA, SALINA, PEGGS
STATE OK
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Several swimming holes east of Tulsa in the area of Salina. For details, see "directions" below.
AREAS Varies - see below
SANCTION Varies - see below
FEE Varies - see below
FACILITIES Varies - see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Varies - see below
CAMPING At all 3 places
BATHING SUITS Varies - see below
DIRECTIONS From Tulsa, take RT 412 east (partial toll) to the intersection with RT 82, then:

BLUE HOLE PARK [BLUE]: Family-operated swimming hole fed by 3 springs of VERY cold water! Nice place for kids. No alcohol, food concession, camping and cabins on site. PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON: lat=36.28847, lon=-95.07253(source:DeLorme) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP Official swimming - fee. Camping at site, also cabins, call for fees. Phone 918-434-5507. Bathing suits required. From intersection of RT 412 and RT 82, take RT 82 north about 6 miles then turn east (right - before the bridge) on RT E052.3. Continue on this winding road about 7 miles then turn east (right) on Kenwood Dr. and cnotinue until you see the sign for Blue Hole Park. Very confident. Verified by another. Updated 2/2013.

SMOKEY VALLEY CAMPGROUND [SMOK]: From the owner: "Beautiful campgrounds with amazing Fort Gibson Creek, family friendly, no glass bottles allowed in park. Bring your own food and coolers. Camping available on site. There are so many places to swim along the creek very easy to find a nice private area to swim, or you can swim upfront with a crowd of people and socialize". PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON lat=36.129678, lon=-95.200911 (source: Campground Owner) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Camping at the site. Official swimming - fee to swim and camp. Bathing suits required. All facilites. From intersection of RT 412 and RT 82, take RT 82 south. Go about .8 miles then turn right on RT E0580 (Ear Bob Rd.), then follow this for 1.7 miles and make a right then quickly a left left and go about .6 miles then turn left on RT E0610 and follow .5 miles until see Smokey Valley Campground signs will be on the left, just drive on up to front signs lead the way. Town is Locust Grove/Murphy. Very confident. Verified by another. Updated 2/2013.

LITTSLEFIELDS CAMPGROUND [LITT]: Spring Creek is natural spring fed, very clear water around 70 degrees. Fee to swim and/or to camp. No glass. Clothing optional. Rope swing, diving platform. Porta pots. From intersection of RT 412 and RT 82, take RT 82 south about 8 miles. Then turn east (left) on RT 640, go to stop sign and turn left, road will turn into dirt road, go down hill, before low water bridge turn right and you are there. LAT, LON: lat=36.10404, lon=-95.09633(source:Map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified by another. Updated 2/2013.
CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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TURNER FALLS
(TURN)

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TOWNS OKLAHOMA CITY, SULPHUR
LAT, LON lat=34.42947, lon=-97.14636(source:DeLorme) (accuracy:exact)
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STATE OK
WATER Honey Creek
TYPE Waterfall
DESCRIPTION Turner Falls is the largest falls in Oklahoma, most majestic, with a large pool of clear water at the bottom for swimming. There is a large rock at the bottom for jumping and you can swim around behind the falls too. There are caves to explore in the falls also. In the park, near the entrance, is another natural swimming place with diving boards and slides. TURNER FALLS PARK WEB SITE.
AREAS Turner Falls Park, Arbuckle Mountains
SANCTION Official
FEE Yes, see web site above
FACILITIES All facilities
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping, diving
PHONE 580-369-2917
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Oklahoma City, go south on I-35 about 50 miles to Exit 51. Follow RT 77 south Turner Falls.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 4/24/2005


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