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.
Eagle Bay Boat Ramp Closed
Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282
Eagle Bay Boat Launch Closed, Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Insufficient lake water level surrounding the Eagle Bay boat launch on Lake of the Arbuckles, has necessitated closing this boat launch area at Chickasaw National Recreation Area until further notice. With current dry weather conditions the lake water level has experienced a drop in elevation, with the conservation pool at eighty-nine percent (89%) full. The Eagle Bay boat launch is located in a shallow bay area and susceptible to lake level fluctuations. The three primary recreation area boat launches, the Buckhorn, Point, and Guy Sandy boat launches with longer and deeper boat ramps are in service and active with boaters enjoying the lake.
For more information about the Eagle Bay boat launch closure or Chickasaw National Recreation Area, check www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.
Did You Know?
Many of the nearly 500 T2 oil tankers built during World War II were named for National Parks. Among them was the SS Platt Park, named for Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. More...