• 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.

Antlerless Deer Hunting to Remain in Effect for Chickasaw National Recreation Area for the 2012 Hunting Season

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Date: September 24, 2012
Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282

In a continuing effort to improve the deer herd at Chickasaw National Recreation Area and to provide a quality hunting experience for the public, the deer harvest will remain Antlerless only for the 2012 deer hunting season. Over a ten year period, deer surveys have indicated an over- abundance of females (does), compared to a very low number of bucks.  Park staff continue to monitor the deer population closely. Starting with the 2013 hunting season, the park anticipates allowing the taking of either sex. These "Park Specific" regulations should help to control the doe population and eventually provide for a chance at a quality buck.

Did You Know?

Historic photograph of the Platt National Park golf course

In 1923 a golf course was built in Platt National Park [the Platt Historic District in the present Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. In 1935 the golf course was ordered closed, and little evidence remains of it today. More...