Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
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.
Platt Trail Blazers
Physical activity is a proven means to combat chronic disease and early mortality. To join and for more information visit the Travertine Nature CenterRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Remembering Platt National Park
For seventy years (1906-1976) the Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area was designated Platt National Park.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area commemorates a landmark in natural resource conservation, as it is the first national park area in the United States established with the cooperation of an Indian Tribe. In 1902, leaders of the Chickasaw Nation sold the land for the park to the U.S. government. More...