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  • Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies

    During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »

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...