Chickasaw Nation Artesian Hotel in Sulphur
Location of Sulphur, Oklahoma
The city of Sulphur is served by the Sulphur Public School District. There is one elementary, intermediate, junior high and high school. As of October 2008, the enrollment for the district was at 1,383 students.
Athletics are a major piece of the school culture in Sulphur. Football is the most popular sport, and the Bulldogs have won State Championships in class 3A (2002) and 2A (2004). They were the 3A state runner-up in 2003. Powerlifting, basketball and baseball are also popular sports. The Bulldogs have won state championships in both baseball (1966 and 2004) and powerlifting (2005 and 2006). There has been a long and heated rivalry between Sulphur and the neighboring town of Davis, OK, located just 7 miles to the west, known locally as the Murray County Bedlam.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf is also located in Sulphur, Oklahoma. They provide the same education opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students as hearing students. They also participate in sports: football, volleyball, track, etc.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area (originally Platt National Park), a popular destination for many regional tourists, is located just east of the town of Sulphur. Among the smallest parks in the National Park System, Chickasaw N.R.A. averages 3–4 million visitors per year. Principal attractions in Sulphur besides the park are sulfurous springs in town that were once thought to cure ailments and other medical conditions. The pungent odor and taste are quite popular with some people. Other attractions include the Arbuckle Mountain range, just to the southwest, complete with many hiking and recreational opportunities.