• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Management

Stonework, spring water and a trail through the trees

Trail leading from Buffalo Springs

NPS/E. Leonard

The scenic, ecologic, and historic resources of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area have created an area of unique beauty with outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Like each of its sister national parks, the staff of Chickasaw must balance the competing demands of its dual mission: providing for a fulfilling visitor experience and preserving the natural resources found in the park, especially the park's raison d’être—the area’s unique spring waters.

 

Did You Know?

The Bromide pavilion

Chickasaw National Recreation Area was originally famous for its mineral springs. Black Sulphur, Pavilion, and Hillside springs, along with the Vendome Well, produce mineral water. The National Park Service neither substantiates nor denies claims about the medicinal value of the waters. More...