Boggy Depot State Park

 
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Boggy Depot State Park
475 S Park Lane
Atoka, OK 74525
Park Office: 580-889-5625
State Park Website for Boggy Depot
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Boggy Depot State Park, Oklahoma

No Longer a State Park, Boggy Depot is now under Chickasaw Nation Management.

 Located by Atoka in Southeastern Oklahoma, Boggy Depot State Park feels historic from the moment you enter the park.

 The park was part of the Butterfield Stage Route, and also a Confederate outpost during the Civil War where The Battle of Middle Boggy took place. Looking around the park you will see signs and information about the various events and reasons of importance for Boggy Depot throughout the early years of American history.

 Choctaw Chief Allen Wright is buried in the cemetery at Boggy Depot; he gave Oklahoma it's name which means "Red People" in the Choctaw language.

 The very first Masonic Lodge in Oklahoma was chartered at Boggy Depot in the year 1869, the site were it once stood has a historical marker in the park.

 The park has nice RV sites, Furr II RV area has full-hookups and pull thrus. We felt safe and the park office was friendly to talk with about the parks history. Most sites were cool and shady and there didn't seem to be much traffic to worry about if you have little ones.

Nearby is the Confederate Memorial Museum and Cemetery.

Fun Fact: Atoka, Oklahoma is the birth place of country  music star Reba McEntire

"Boggy Depot State Park operations unchanged under Chickasaw Nation management..." Chickasaw Nation Website

"Tribes Save Boggy Depot Park After State Spending Cuts..." State Impact Website

Red River Historian: Chickasaw Ghost Town Boggy Depot.

Chronicles of Oklahoma: Boggy Depot