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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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 »

Enabling Legislation

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.”
32 Stat. 655 — July 1, 1902

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.”
33 Stat. 220 — April 21, 1904

Excerpt from “An Act to enable the people of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory to form a constitution and State government, etc.”
34 Stat. 267 — June 16, 1906

Joint Resolution Directing that the Sulphur Springs Reservation be named and hereafter called the “Platt National Park.”
34 Stat. 837 — June 29, 1906

An Act to Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to Construct, Operate, and Maintain the Arbuckle reclamation project, Oklahoma.
Public Law 87-594 — August 24, 1962

An Act to Establish the Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Public Law 94-235 — March 17, 1976 90 STAT. 235

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Land Exchange Act of 2004
Public Law 108–389 — October 30, 2004 118 STAT. 2239

Did You Know?

A 1920s traffic jam at Platt National Park

In 1928 Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] had the second highest visitation of any park in the National Park System. More...