"Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters"
This statement was used to describe this area's significance by early American Indian inhabitants as long as 7,000 years ago. These beautiful words can still be... Chickasaw National Recreation Area
The Castle and the Bar-C were built by Dr. Ellsworth Collings, Dean of Education at the University of Oklahoma. It was never a permanent home of the Collings, but on special occasions, friends were entertained at the Castle in the Arbuckles.