• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

A Spa in the Dust Bowl: 1930-1940

Military tents in a row
First camp of CCC Company 808 in Platt National Park, summer 1933.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

The Great Depression brought great opportunity to Platt National Park through the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. From 1933 through 1940, Company 808 worked in the park, completing projects that reshaped Platt National Park from boundary to boundary.

Despite economic hardship, visitors were still drawn to the park, providing as always a place where you could take your mind off your troubles.

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...