• Little Niagra


    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • Warning to Boaters

    Chickasaw National Recreation area is warning all boat users to be cautious while boating on Lake of the Arbuckles due to low water levels in the lake. More »

  • Swimming Areas Closed

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

  • Eagle Bay Boat Launch Closed

    Due to low water in Lake of the Arbuckles, Eagle Bay Boat Launch is closed.

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?

The Bromide pavilion

In 1906 surveyors documented 32 freshwater and mineral springs in the Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Of those historic springs, only five have measurable flows today. More...