• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    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.

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?

The Bromide pavilion

In 1906 surveyors documented 32 freshwater and mineral springs in the Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Of those historic springs, only five have measurable flows today. More...