• 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.

Nature & Science

Black and white photograph of spring water flowing over earth and rocks
Antelope Spring, 1910.
U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library / N.C. Glover
 
Chickasaw National Recreation Area has a diversity of natural resources. These unique flora, fauna, waters, and geological formations have withstood the external pressures of human-made and natural pressures The combination of these resources has created an area unlike any other in the surrounding region.

Did You Know?

Park Rangers at Buffalo Spring, 1969

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is older than Grand Canyon National Park. Originally established in 1902, the park was designated Platt National Park in 1906 and redesignated Chickasaw NRA in 1976. The Grand Canyon was first designated a National Monument in 1908. More...