• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

The Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer

Map of aquifer area in central Oklahoma

The general outcrop area of the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer extends some 500 miles between Ada and Ardmore in south-central Oklahoma.

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The Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer, which underlies more than 500 square miles in south central Oklahoma, is the principal water source for approximately 39,000 people in Ada, Sulphur, and others in the region. The aquifer is also the source of a number of important springs in the region, including Byrds Mill Spring, Ada’s primary drinking water source, and those in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Did You Know?

Young men planting trees in a barren landscape

Between 1933 and 1940, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) entirely rebuilt Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] from boundary to boundary. Rustic buildings, swimming holes, and picnic areas, remain today as a testament to their work. More...