• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    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.

Bromide Springs & Pavilion

In the mid-1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built a new stone pavilion to improve access to Bromide Springs. Designed in a rustic style, the pavilion included stone fountains that dispensed bromide, sulphur, and medicine waters. Tanks stored water from low-flow springs and supplied water during periods of heavy daytime use.

By the 1980s, the flow from the mineral springs and well to Bromide Pavilion diminished and eliminated the availability of water at the pavilion. For over fifty years the pavilion has been a gathering place for music, revivals, and special events.

Did You Know?

Park staff on horseback, 1910

Hired in 1905, Una Roberts may be the very first woman to be employed by the government in a national park. Working as secretary in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area], Miss Roberts served as acting park superintendent in 1919. More...