• 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.

The Summer Resort: 1911-1929

Concrete monument in a street intersection

Monument at Twelfth Street in Sulphur, advertising "the playground of the southwest."

Oklahoma Historical Society

The 1910s and 20s were a first golden age for Platt National Park, as the park slowly evolved as a facility and visitors continued to come for the cool and 'health-giving' waters. The community of Sulphur also grew, and the park and town were in many respects inseparable during this time as Platt National Park became known as "the playground of the southwest."

Did You Know?

Seal of the Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw National Recreation Area commemorates a landmark in natural resource conservation, as it is the first national park area in the United States established with the cooperation of an Indian Tribe. In 1902, leaders of the Chickasaw Nation sold the land for the park to the U.S. government. More...