Warning to Boaters
Chickasaw National Recreation area is warning all boat users to be cautious while boating on Lake of the Arbuckles due to low water levels in the lake. More »
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.
Fishing within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is regulated by the State of Oklahoma. All persons must have an appropriate Oklahoma fishing license. Fishing licenses are NOT available on-site.
Refer to the current Oklahoma Fishing Regulations pamphlet for license requirements. These pamphlets are available from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, State Game Rangers, Chickasaw NRA Ranger Stations, and license sales outlets.
Length Limit Regulations
NO shooting of turtles is allowed within Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
The use of bows and arrows or spearguns is NOT ALLOWED in the Platt District.
Travertine Creek and Flower Park ponds and streams are closed to all non-commercial netting and seining for any fish. Seining or dip netting bait for personal use is permitted in Rock Creek, Lake of the Arbuckles, and Veterans Lake.
Oklahoma State and Federal Boating Regulations must be followed at Lake of the Arbuckles and Veterans Lake.
Disposition of Fish and Remains
Did You Know?
When the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was dedicated on February 12, 1909, Mrs. Lucy Bennett climbed to the top of a turret and broke a bottle of mineral water on the wall to christen the structure. More...