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The gem of Henryetta is Nichols Park. Located about two miles south of town, the park is over 300 acres in size with a 17 acre lake that gives anglers a wide selection of game fishing enjoyment.
The park was developed between 1938 and 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service (NPS).
It includes three large native stone shelter houses that make ideal places for picnics and family reunions as well as numerous picnic tables and outdoor grills.
swimThe largest of the three was a  native stone structure used as a bath house from 1941 through the mid-1960s. A sandy beach area gives families a comfortable place to swim and relax.
The lake is home to several species of fish like bass, crappie, and catfish as well as an abundance of sunfish, and a few aquatic turtles as well.
Fishing is free at Nichols Park, and all state fishing regulations are enforced.
Manually-powered water crafts are allowed on the lake, however all other vessels are strictly prohibited. Two floating fishing docks are available.
Located within the boundary of the park is a modern, well-cared for rodeo arena that hosts two major events every year. Those rodeos take place in June and on Labor Day weekend.nichols2
A 54-hole disc golf course has been established providing recreation for young and old. The newest addition is a sand volleyball court that is used nearly every day as weather permits.
fish dock closeThe park has another 300 acres that is accessible only by all-terrain vehicles. Within its confines are a number of trails that give off-road enthusiasts plenty of room to ride and enjoy.