Nichols Park – Henryetta OK

Description

“Nichols Park is a municipal park developed between 1938 and 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service (NPS). The park is located two miles south of downtown Henryetta in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma… Beginning in October 1938, the CCC constructed a handful of buildings, as well as a number of smaller resources including culverts, picnic tables, water faucets and fire pits in the park. With the 1910 dam on the west side, the CCC concentrated their construction efforts on the long sides of the lake with development occurring on nearly opposite sides of the lake… The highlight of the park is the sizeable beach house located at the base of a hill on the north central curve of the shoreline. Up another hill to the southeast of the beach house is a picnic shelter with a picnic area and a comfort station located farther to the southeast. On the opposite side of the lake, there is a large picnic shelter towards the center of a large picnic area with separate restrooms across the road and an eight-spot camping area on the northwest corner of this section of the park…”

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Location Info

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Nichols Park
Henryetta, OK 74437

Coordinates: 35.40483529999999, -95.97003989999996

4 comments on “Nichols Park – Henryetta OK

  1. mike rivera

    I was visiting Nichols park today and trying to imagine the way it was , can you please send me some pictures would love to see them. Before it is now.

    • Gabriel Milner

      We do not have those images. But you mat want to try the local hall of records. Let us know what you find!

  2. Nathanial Rounsaville

    I enjoyed coming to the park to think and do my artwork and of course fishing is a must but I’m kind of wondering what’s the plans in the future for this park or they wanted to develop it make it more inviting please let me know what their plans are I’d like to be a part of it

    • Gabriel Milner

      Hi Nathanial–great question. You’ll have to call the park directly: (918) 652-4846

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