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.
Antlerless Deer Hunting to Remain in Effect for Chickasaw National Recreation Area for the 2012 Hunting Season
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?
For 70 years, from 1906 to 1976, the Platt Historic District [then designated Platt National Park] was the smallest National Park in the United States. The 800 acre park was absorbed into the Chickasaw National Recreational Area in 1976 More...