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    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 »


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?

Detail of a cartoon about Platt National Park.

Oklahoma politicians, such as Senator Elmer Thomas, defended attempts to deauthorize Platt National Park in 1910, 1913, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1941, 1957, and 1958. More...