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.
CNRA Initial Scoping Letter
Contact: Dan Winings, (580) 633-7282
Initial Scoping for an Environmental Assessment for the Construction of a Pedestrian Bridge and Trail System at Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Sulphur, Oklahoma – The National Park Service is proposing to collaborate with the Chickasaw Nation on the design and construction of a pedestrian bridge and associated multi-use trail system that would connect Chickasaw National Recreation Area (CNRA) with the Chickasaw Cultural Center and the downtown area of the City of Sulphur. The proposed pedestrian bridge and associated trail designs would promote increased access to CNRA and the surrounding community.
An Environmental Assessment will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to provide the decision-making framework. NPS is currently in the initial public scoping phase; wherein public comments are solicited on the project proposal. Before we begin the environmental analysis for this project, we would like to hear your viewpoints on the action and any suggestions or issues you may have regarding this proposal. Comments will be accepted until October 18, 2013. A second opportunity to comment will occur when the DRAFT Environmental Assessment is released to the public for review. Please submit your comments to the following NPS web site address: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CNRAPedestrianBridge.
If you are not able to submit comments electronically through this website, you may submit written comments to: Superintendent, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, 1008 West Second Street, Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086
Please be advised that names and addresses of respondents may be released if requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individuals may request that we withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety. Anonymous comments may be included in the public record. The National Park Service, however, is not legally required to consider or respond to anonymous comments.
Did You Know?
The stone enclosure around Buffalo Springs, built in 1934, was one of the first CCC projects completed in Platt National Park [today's Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Designed to protect the quality of the water, swimming has never been allowed at Buffalo Springs. More...