• 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.

On-Line Books

Platt National Park—Environment and Ecology
Ballard M. Barker and William Carl Jameson (1975)

Written and published one year before the park would be redesignated Chickasaw National Recreation Area, this book expertly summarizes the natural resources of Platt National Park, and captures the end of an era.
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The Great Health Giving Mecca and Summer Resort: Platt National Park, The Early Years
Douglas C. McChristian (2003)

This study examines the early history of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area].
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Cultural Landscape Report—Platt Historic District
Heidi Hohmann and Katarzyna Grala (2004)

The Cultural Landscape Report documents the physical evolution of the Platt district’s cultural landscape and provide a base of information to develop a preservation treatment plan.
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An Ethnohistory of the Relationship between the Community of Sulphur, Oklahoma and Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Jacilee Wray and Alexa Roberts. (2004)

This study focuses on the values attached to the park and its resources by members of the traditionally associated community of Sulphur, Oklahoma.
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Did You Know?

Eastern redbud trees blooming in front of the nature center

The Eastern redbud, the state tree of Oklahoma, is found throughout the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The bright red flowers of the redbud grace the landscape of the park in early April of most years. More...