This is a beautiful little river that runs through a beautiful little mountain range in the middle of Oklahoma. We went in early May and the area was lush with flowers and new green leaves and not at all crowded. The Falls were amazing and the hiking and mountain climbing around them was incredible. The water is clear and the swimming was stimulating if a little chilly - despite it being 85 degrees that day, the water temp was C-O-L-D. We stayed in the Arbuckle Family Lodges about five miles east of the Park and it was perfect - a nice cabin in the woods near the lake. We found them on the Davis Chamber of Commerce website. The whole area is nice, rural and down-home with friendly people. You can't beat the barbeque at Smoking Joe's in Davis, and the home cooking at Coree's Doughtery Diner in Davis is the best anywhere (weekdays only). The kids loved the nature hikes at the Chickasaw Nat. Rec. Area and really loved riding ATVs at the Cross Bar Ranch. Thrills & Chills on Wheels in Davis rented us the ATVS and made that a great experience. We had only one disappointment - Arbuckle Boat Rentals on Lake Arbuckle couldn't get it together to rent us any canoes or kayaks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and they were downright rude about it too. Don't waste your time with them. Also, save room for those fried pies at the place right off I-35 at Exit 51. A great getaway for a long weekend, especially if you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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