An Oklahoma Oasis

Springs, streams, lakes-whatever it's form, water is the attraction at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Little Niagra, and Rock Creek beckons waders and swimmers. Relax in the coolness of shaded stream or take a dip in a swimming hole. Veterans Lake calls anglers to test their skills. Lake of the Arbuckles provides excellent motorboating, skiing, fishing and swimming.


Vendome spring

It all starts with water.

Water emerging from the earth, cool water, and the hope of a cure from water: these are the things that led to the park's establishment in 1902.

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Little Niagra

Current Park and Lake Status

For updates on seasonal conditions or closures that are helpful to know before your visit click on Read More below.

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Entrance sign to Plat National Park

Remembering Platt National Park

For seventy years (1906-1976) the Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area was designated Platt National Park.

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Boats on the lake

Lake of the Arbuckles: Best for Bass

Built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1966, the Lake of the Arbuckles is generally known as one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma.

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