• 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.

Stories

Historic photograph showing a group at Big Tom Spring, 1911
Visitors at Big Tom Spring [present-day Pavilion Spring], June 17, 1911.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Chickasaw, with its long and rich cultural history, is home to many stories, tales and legends. For over a century, the mineral and fresh waters of the Platt District (the former Platt National Park), have drawn visitors to establish family traditions. Older than the State of Oklahoma, the park has played an important role in the lives of generations of Americans.

Did You Know?

Elk at Platt National Park

In addition to a bison herd, from 1920-1934, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] was host to a small herd of elk. In 1934 most of the elk were slaughtered and fed to families needing relief from the Great Depression. More...