Pavilion Spring - Sulphur, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 34° 30.261 W 096° 58.304
14S E 686205 N 3819947
Quick Description: You can find this spring in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 7:31:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM7J35
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 18

Long Description:
A marker on site reads:

Pavilion Springs

In the late 1890s, the town of Sulphur Springs grew up around the fresh and mineral water springs. Settlers capitalized on the medicinal qualities of the mineral waters with visions of the area becoming a health resort.

The Chickasaw Indian Nation preserved the springs until 1902, when the U.S. Government purchased the land and named it Sulphur Springs Reservation. In 1906 the name changed to Platt National Park. Finally, in 1976 Platt National Park was incorporated with Arbuckle Recreation Area and renamed Chickasaw National Recreation Area in honor of the Chickasaw Nation who helped preserve these creeks and springs.


Pavilion Springs in 1898 with the Harper Hotel in the background


Pavilion Springs pavilion after the area became Sulphur Springs Reservation in 1903

Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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