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Historic view of the Lake Placid area on Travertine Creek
Lake Placid on Travertine Creek, early Twentieth Century view.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area

The historic places of Chickasaw National Recreation Area are centered around the former Platt National Park, today's Platt Historic District. Here, a small scale and landscape design here that provided what all national park visitors wanted: escape, relaxation, refreshment.

The living legacy of Platt National Park is the found in the landscape of the present-day Platt Historic District. The boundaries of the Platt Historic District coincide, with a few minor exceptions, with the historical boundaries of the former Platt National Park, which existed from 1906 until 1976, when it was combined with the Arbuckle Recreation Area to form the present-day park.

The roads, trails, and structures found in the historic district all have stories to tell about the earlier era of the park, and of how the park has evolved in the last century.

The following pages provide a brief exploration of some of the historic places within Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Did You Know?

Sunset over the Lake of the Arbuckles

Scuba diving is allowed in Lake of the Arbuckles in Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Diving is not allowed around boat docks and launch ramps. Visibility is poor, three to five feet. You are required to fly a flag above the area in which you are diving. More...