• 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.

People

Ladies of the early 1900s enjoying a picnic
Picnicking in the Bromide area, circa 1910.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

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?

A bison and calf

A Bison herd has been a central feature of the Platt Historic District [formerly Platt National Park, 1906-1976] since 1920. In February of 1920, three bison were transported here via horse-drawn wagon from Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. More...