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.
Personal Watercraft Regulations
Personal Watercraft (PWC), also known as jet skis, are allowed to operate on Lake of the Arbuckles under the following PWC restrictions (in addition to the standard watercraft regulations):
(1) PWC may operate on Lake of the Arbuckles except in the following closed areas:
(2) PWC may not be operated at greater than flat wake speed in the following locations:
(3) PWC may only be launched from the following boat ramps:
(4) The fueling of PWC is prohibited on the water surface. Fueling is allowed only while the PWC is away from the water surface and on a trailer.
The following of Oklahoma State regulations would also apply and be enforced pursuant to 36 CFR 3.1:
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is unique among national parks, as an agreement between the U.S. Government and American Indians first established the park. The U.S. Government paid the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations $20 per acre for 640 acres in 1902 and $60 per acre for additional lands in 1904. More...