• 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.

Park Statistics

 

While the true measure of a national park is its resources and the way in which visitors find meaning in them, the statistics below provide a number of ways to evaluate the work of the park.

The NPS Public Use Statistics Office has more about national park acreages and visitation. For more information about the agency's budget, visit the NPS Budget Website.

 

Designations
Chickasaw National Recreation Area - March 17, 1976
Arbuckle National Recreation Area - August 24, 1962
Platt National Park - June 29, 1906
Sulphur Springs Reservation - July 1, 1902

Source: NPS Redbook


 

Acreage

Owner

Acres

Federal government

9,894.13

Nonfederal

4.50

Gross area, 2009

9,898.63

Water area:

2,409

Source: NPS Public Use Statistics Office


 

Visitation

Year

Recreational visits

2009 1,238,483
2008 1,230,609
2007

1,368,806

2006

1,343,793

2005

1,295,212

2004

1,275,733

2003

1,391,334

2002

1,510,019

2001

1,608,792

2000

1,389,537

1999

1,602,065

1998

1,615,577

Source: NPS Public Use Statistics Office


 

Annual budget

Fiscal Year

Budget ($)

2010 (requested)

4,016,000

2009

3,736,000

2008

3,661,000

2007

3,142,000

2006

3,077,000

2005 3,032,000
2004 2,960,000
2003 2,724,000
2002 2,723,000
2001 2,678,000
2000 2,628,000
1999

2,560,000

Source: NPS Greenbook

Did You Know?

Water flowing under the Travertine Nature Center

Built in 1969, the Travertine Nature Center in the Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired structure where the Travertine Creek flows underneath and is used for environmental education programs. More...