• Little Niagra


    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • Little Niagara Swimming Area Closed

    Due to low water flow in Travertine Creek, the Little Niagara and Panther Falls swimming areas are closed until further notice. The Little Niagara and Panther Falls picnic areas remain open.

For Kids

Father and son drinking from Pavilion Spring
Trying the waters of Pavilion Spring
Elizabeth Leonard

Explore Chickasaw!
Chickasaw National Recreation Area offers many opportunities for children. The inviting waters of Travertine Creek and the Lake of the Arbuckles provide a place to cool off on a hot summer day; hiking trails serve as easy avenues to learn more about nature. To make the most of your visit, complete a junior ranger activity booklet to earn a badge!


Discover Chickasaw
There are many online resources for learning about Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. If you are writing a school report, or just want to learn more about your parks, visit the History & Culture, Nature & Science, and Plan Your Visit sections of this website.


Swearing in new Junior Rangers

NPS/Lauren Gurniewicz

Be a Chickasaw Junior Ranger!
A junior ranger is someone who, after attending ranger programs and completing activities in a workbook, promises to take care of Chickasaw NRA and other national parks. It is a great way to learn and have fun in the park!

Did You Know?

Park Rangers at Buffalo Spring, 1969

For 70 years, from 1906 to 1976, the Platt Historic District [then designated Platt National Park] was the smallest National Park in the United States. The 800 acre park was absorbed into the Chickasaw National Recreational Area in 1976 More...