• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

2011 Bald Eagle Watches Scheduled

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Date: December 29, 2010
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282

Bald eagles are flying once again over Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The annual return of the bald eagles to this area is always a cause for celebration during the winter season.

Park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to attend Bald Eagle Watches scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 29, 2011. Each Bald Eagle Watch will begin with a ranger program at the Travertine Nature Center. After the program, the group will caravan with park rangers to the Lake of the Arbuckles to locate and observe eagles in the wild. Those attending should dress for the weather; bring a camera and binoculars, and a sack lunch. Reservations are not required.

The American bald eagle almost reached the point of extinction, but the combined efforts of many private citizens, elected officials, and government agencies led to the removal of bald eagles from the endangered species list in 2007. The increase in the eagle population allows us the privilege of seeing these birds in the wild. To learn more about this annual event, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234.

Did You Know?

Young men planting trees in a barren landscape

Between 1933 and 1940, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) entirely rebuilt Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] from boundary to boundary. Rustic buildings, swimming holes, and picnic areas, remain today as a testament to their work. More...