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.
2005 Songwriter Festival
Western National Parks Association
Recognizing that music has been and continues to be an integral part of the visitor experience at park, a songwriter festival and contest was staged at Bromide Pavilion in October 2005. Songwriters from three states wrote and performed original works that interpreted the natural and historic resources of the park and captured the essence of very personal and profound experiences unique to the setting. Many musicians returned in June of 2006 to perform their original works again at the park's Centennial Celebration.
A CD was produced from the live performance and a lyric booklet was written to accompany it. The CD is now a sales item at Travertine Nature Center and captures the spirit of the festival.
2005 Songwriter Festival — Celebrating 100 Years of Park History
Did You Know?
In 1972 park rangers in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] caught a bank robber who held up a nearby bank. The suspect drove into the park, became confused, and wound up on the 15MPH perimeter road instead of his intended escape. More...