Just to our East in Lawton, just on the other side of I-35, there's a national park that occupies a great expanse for all to enjoy. Once called Platt National Park, it's now known as the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Inside the borders of this national park, you'll find world class fishing, wildlife, birding, camping, swimming, hiking, and history both natural and native. Known for the naturally occurring sulpher and bromide springs, you'll smell this place long before you get there, but you get used to it really quick.
You need to take the drive through the campsite just South of town. You cruise along azure blue creeks of cold spring water, Little Niagara swimming hole, a low water crossing that's fun to drive in any vehicle, and a staffed visitor center that's full of amazing knowledge about the park surrounding you. You have to see it, especially since it's only like two hours away.