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.
Comprehensive Interpretive Plan
The Comprehensive Interpretive Plan (CIP) outlines the park's approach to interpreting natural and cultural resources and provides guidance to park staff as they share those resources with park visitors. The CIP is necessary to ensure long-term protection of resources through visitor understanding and enjoyment. The CIP will guide interpretation for the next 5-10 years.
The Comprehensive Interpretive Plan forms the overall vision and basis for decision making relating to interpretation in a park. It provides both a long-range and short range view, including all media and personal services. The Comprehensive Interpretive
These three sections of the CIP are covered in:
CIP Section I: Long-Range Interpretive Plan (LRIP)
CIP Section II: Annual Implementation Plan (AIP)
CIP Section III: Interpretive Database (ID)
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is unique among national parks, as an agreement between the U.S. Government and American Indians first established the park. The U.S. Government paid the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations $20 per acre for 640 acres in 1902 and $60 per acre for additional lands in 1904. More...