You’ll Want To Spend The Entire Day At The Gorgeous Natural Pool In Oklahoma’s J.T. Nickel Family Nature And Wildlife Preserve

Editor’s Note: The Bathtub Rocks are located on private property within the preserve, making it closed to the general public. In order to protect this natural feature, we ask that you do not trespass onto the area to view it.

You’re in for a treat when you visit Bathtub Rocks in Oklahoma. Located on J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve (and along the Illinois River), these natural pools are perfect for taking a dip on a hot day. When you arrive at Bathtub Rocks, you’ll be wowed by the rock formations! Combined with the flow of fresh water, you’ll feel like you’re relaxing in your own private oasis. After you’ve enjoyed your time at the natural pools, feel free to take a hike and explore J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve too.

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For more information about J.T. Nickel Family Nature & Wildlife Preserve and Bathtub Rocks, visit here.

If you’d like to check out other natural pools in the state after visiting Bathtub Rocks, take a look at this article: 9 Refreshing Natural Pools You’ll Definitely Want To Visit This Summer In Oklahoma.

Address: Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA