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.
As is often said, "parks are for people." Parks are also influenced by people. For over a century Americans of all stripes have been drawn to the cool waters protected by the park. The recreational opportunities available for over a century—swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, observing nature, hunting, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, family reunions, and picnicking—all provide opportunites for stories and individual connections to this special place.
Click on any of the links to learn about the various different individuals and groups of people who have shaped the history and culture of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Did You Know?
Between 1917 and 1925, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] maintained a collection of animals—not quite a zoo—which at various times included deer, elk, bison, ostriches and a bald eagle. More...