• Little Niagra


    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.


before and after photographs showing the restoration of historic trails
Before and after photographs of historic trail restoration in Flower Park.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Given the high integrity of the Platt Historic District, the desire to depict the continuing evolution of the property over time, and the need to retain the districts’ extant historic fabric, the overall proposed treatment for the district is preservation.

The basic goals of any preservation treatment plan are to retain historic character and features; to mitigate negative change and deterioration where possible; to prevent future negative change, and to address the range of management issues affecting the property. In other words, preservation treatment is “not conducted in a vacuum,” and must consider a property’s financial resources, management capabilities, and proposed uses as well as its integrity, significance, and level of historic documentation.

The Platt Historic District is also guided by the National Park Service’s long-standing traditions and philosophies regarding the stewardship of natural and cultural resources. More specifically, the management of the Platt District is also guided by the park’s 1902 enabling legislation, which specifically calls for the “proper utilization and control” of the area’s springs and creeks.

Did You Know?

Historic photograph of the Lincoln Bridge

When the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was dedicated on February 12, 1909, Mrs. Lucy Bennett climbed to the top of a turret and broke a bottle of mineral water on the wall to christen the structure. More...