• 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.

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?

Bottles of water at Bromide Spring, 1901

The waters of the Bromide Spring in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area were so sought after for their purported medicinal value that early park superintendents limited visitors to one gallon of water per person per day. More...