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Grab Your Closest Gents For a Guy's Getaway 

The richly diverse landscape of Chickasaw Country makes it a true ‘Mancation Nation’ with its rugged countryside, tall grass prairies, hardwood forests, trailed terrain, wild game and pristine bodies of water. Round up your closest gents and head out to nature in south-central Oklahoma.

Day One

ATV Adventures

Start your adventure in Davis at Cross Bar Off-Road Park. Boasting 6,500 acres of prime Arbuckle Mountain range that is virtually untouched and abundant with wildlife, this wild journey is sure to leave you feeling exhilarated. Make sure you bring your own ATV, UTV or other offroad vehicles if you are headed here. 

Soar Through the Sky at Turner Falls Park

If you don’t have an ATV, but still want an adrenaline-rushing excursion, head to Turner Falls Park in Davis. 777 Zip takes you 777 feet across open air with an incredible view of the Arbuckle Mountain Range, Collings Castle and Turner Falls. You can ride solo or bring a friend. Then hike around Turner Falls Park. It is the oldest park in Oklahoma complete with natural caves, hiking trails, a stone castle and a 77-foot waterfall creating natural swimming pools.

Burger Bites

After a thrilling ride, the group will probably be hungry, so stop to eat at Fat Bully’s By the Lake in Sulphur. This eatery is known for its delicious burgers and thirst-quenching beer. Sit on the large patio on nice-weather days for a relaxing atmosphere.

Stay in Luxury at This Beautiful Boutique Hotel

Check in to The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa in Sulphur for a luxury experience before heading to the attached casino to try your luck at one of the hundreds of electronic games or a variety of table games available. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week!


Day Two

Rise Early For a Great Catch

Wake up early and head to Lake Texoma in Kingston for a peaceful morning of fishing. Lake Texoma State Park is a premier striper bass hotspot in the southwest and home to the Texoma Striper Guide Association. The full-service Catfish Bay Marina is located within the park with a fuel dock and striper guide fishing services. Looking for other fishing hotspots in the region? Read our fishing guide here to find more fishing destinations.

Book a Tee Time in Chickasaw Country

Next, take a short trip to Lakeview Golf Course in Ardmore. The Lakeview Golf Course is a par 71, 18-Hole championship layout public course. It measures over 6,800 yards from the back tees and offers challenges for the beginner as well as the seasoned golfer. The clubhouse facilities, practice putting green, slick undulating Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways makes Lakeview Golf Course one of the best courses in the area.

Take a Lunch Trip to the Tavern

Mill Street Tavern that is. Located in Ardmore, this eatery has LOTS of menu options from wings, salads, sandwiches, signature burgers, street tacos, and more! Sit inside or on the outside patio area for a delicious dish in a great atmosphere.

Day Three 

Breakfast at The Lookout

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Lookout overlooks the serene Lake Murray State Park waters. The Lookout serves delicious traditional breakfast dishes like biscuits and gravy,  pancakes and chicken and waffles. It’s a great hearty breakfast ahead of a day of exploring the great outdoors. Breakfast is served daily from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

Hiking, Exploring and Thrill-Seeking Experiences

Don’t leave this guy’s weekend without going on an outdoor adventure in Chickasaw Country. It’s an absolute must. Start at Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf where you can kayak, rent a jet ski, enjoy a round of mini golf or go sailing. Visit one of the many hiking trails in the region at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. With more than 22 miles of trails for both novice and experienced hikers, this outdoor retreat is a beautiful way to get some exercise and take in nature at its finest. Find more hiking excursions in our “Take a Hike Day” blog. 

Places to Stay 

Circle M Lodge

This hunting lodge is located in Stratford and offers accommodations of all sizes up to 100 people. With beautiful private rooms, full baths, comfortable beds, a gigantic living room with TV, couches, corn hole, basketball goal and ping-pong, everything you need is right on the property. The food is always 5-star service with prime rib, filet mignon, lobster, briskets and ribs that rival any chef in the country. Enjoy over 2,000 acres of prime Oklahoma hunting.

Muscle Car Ranch in Chickasha

Set on a 100+-year-old dairy farm in Chickasha, the first 30 acres of the Muscle Car Ranch features a neon and porcelain sign museum with more than 100 signs on the property. It’s available for camping and fishing. There are also RV hookups available with showers and bathrooms.

Lake Murray Floating Cabins

Book early if you want to stay at these cabins overlooking the waters of Lake Murray State Park. Fish right from the private front porch of the luxury floating vacation villas. Each floating cabin offers plenty of space and features knotty pine interiors, vaulted ceilings, circular stairs leading up to a sleeping loft and panoramic views of the lake. You will find that every amenity you need has been provided in your cabin, including a fully-furnished kitchen, full baths and master bedrooms. 

West Bay Casino & Resort

Opened in the spring of 2023, West Bay Casino & Resort overlooks the beautiful waters of Lake Texoma. Accommodations include a 40-room hotel as well as 2,500-square-foot modern cabins for larger groups. In addition to the gaming options, West Bay offers a homestyle restaurant, swimming pool and boutique. This casino is non-smoking.

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