Park Mission, Purpose and Significance Statements
Chickasaw National Recreation Area exists as a part of the National Park System to provide for the protection of the park's unique resources, springs, streams, lakes and other natural features, its cultural history and structures, as well as its recreational resources and built facilities; and to provide for the public education, appreciation, and recreational use and enjoyment of these resources. We will strive to give each visitor an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The purpose of Chickasaw National Recreation Area is to:
The significance of Chickasaw National Recreation Area is as follows:
Did You Know?
In addition to a bison herd, from 1920-1934, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] was host to a small herd of elk. In 1934 most of the elk were slaughtered and fed to families needing relief from the Great Depression. More...