• 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.

Family Album

"When we entered the park, we lost all stress. There is nothing like the natural beauty of this place and the water. I can’t mention the water enough, it is so soothing"
Isabell Austell

Many visitors have lasting memories of the park. You can be a part of this legacy by sharing your experiences.

Submission Guidelines

What are we looking for?
This park means many things to many people. Parks are for the people and Chickasaw National Recreation Area has always epitomized this philosophy. Park visitors often recount experiences from previous visits to staff, or speak passionately about what the park means to them. These are the types of items we are interested in collecting.

Who can apply?

Anyone with a memory or experience of a visit to Platt National Park or Chickasaw National Recreation Area may submit a story.

What may I submit?
Submissions may convey to the reader a memorable visit or experience in the park, or discuss what the park means to you. Share your thoughts, stories or poems. Please include name and contact information.

How long can my story be?
Submissions should be anywhere from haiku length to 2000 words.

May I submit a photo or a piece of art with my story?
Yes. One or more photographs illustrating the story or a specific experience in the park are welcomed.

What will happen to my stories and pictures?
A Family Album exhibit at the Travertine Nature Center will display submitted materials. Your submission may be used in exhibits, publications and programs.

Is there a fee?
No. There is no fee for your submission.

Where do I submit my story? You can
submit your story with your name, address, and phone number by email.

Or by mail:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Attn: Family Album
1008 West Second Street
Sulphur, OK 73086

Did You Know?

A group of park visitors pose around a wooden sign, circa 1940.

Throughout the 1930s, an Easter sunrise pageant was conducted in the Bromide area of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Initially attracting thousands of visitors, this practice ended during the Second World War. More...