• Little Niagra


    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.

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 T2 Tanker SS Platt Park

Many of the nearly 500 T2 oil tankers built during World War II were named for National Parks. Among them was the SS Platt Park, named for Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. More...