• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

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?

Detail of Frisco railroad advertisement for Platt National Park

Like the more famous national parks in the western United States, visitors came to Platt National Park via the railroad at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Both the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, (more commonly known as the Frisco), and the Santa Fe Railroad had spur lines to Sulphur. More...