Each national park has at least one law, its enabling legislation, which deals specifically with that park. Such legislation offers general guidance about managing the park. As one of the older units of the national park system, Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been defined, and redefined, by Congress on several occations.
Excerpt from “An Act To ratify and confirm an agreement with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians, and for other purposes.”
Excerpt from “An Act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905, and for other puposes.”
Excerpt from “An Act to enable the people of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory to form a constitution and State government, etc.”
Joint Resolution Directing that the Sulphur Springs Reservation be named and hereafter called the “Platt National Park.”
An Act to Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to Construct, Operate, and Maintain the Arbuckle reclamation project, Oklahoma.
An Act to Establish the Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Land Exchange Act of 2004
Did You Know?
The stone enclosure around Buffalo Springs, built in 1934, was one of the first CCC projects completed in Platt National Park [today's Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Designed to protect the quality of the water, swimming has never been allowed at Buffalo Springs. More...