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 »
2012 Holiday Closures at Travetine Nature Center
Contact: Dan Winings, 580 622-7282
The Travertine Nature Center and Visitor Center in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area will be closed December 25th and January 1st so that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their families. In addition, the Travertine Nature Center will be closed January 9-11, 2013 for cleaning. Crews will be cleaning and doing general maintenance to the Nature Center. The Nature Center will reopen January 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM.
Beginning January 1, 2013, Chickasaw National Recreation Area will no longer have staff at the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce building. All services provided by National Park Service staff at the Visitor Center will be moved to the Travertine Nature Center. Services at the Nature Center include information and maps. Boat permits for the Lake of the Arbuckles boat ramps and America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass cards can also be purchased at the Nature Center.
"Park staff have been working out of the Chamber of Commerce building for about 8 years," commented park Superintendent Bruce Noble, "and this arrangement has made for a great relationship between the park and the Chamber. We leave with complete certainty that this wonderful relationship will continue and we sincerely thank Shelly Sawatzky and the Chamber for the outstanding support they have provided to the park."
We regret any inconvenience that this relocation may cause park visitors.
Did You Know?
When the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was dedicated on February 12, 1909, Mrs. Lucy Bennett climbed to the top of a turret and broke a bottle of mineral water on the wall to christen the structure. More...