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.
Temporary Fire Restrictions
Contact: Dan Winings, 580 522-7282
Current Fire Weather Conditions Result in Temporary Restriction at Chickasaw
Summer heat and drought weather have resulted in extreme fire weather conditions in south-central Oklahoma, including the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. A temporary ban on ash producing fires for any fires utilized by visitors in park campgrounds or picnic grills has been issued. Gas grills for cooking are still permitted at this time where the grill is at least five (5) feet from vegetation.
While the summer heat is producing near record setting conditions for some areas in south-central Oklahoma, campers are still enjoying visiting campgrounds at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Visitors can expect a cool dip in the Lake of the Arbuckles while water skiing or swimming to find relief from the July sun. Visitors may visit the Travertine Nature Center open each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children are also invited to participate in the park Junior Ranger program.
For more information about Chickasaw National Recreation Area and camping, visit www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.
Did You Know?
Throughout the 1930s, an Easter sunrise pageant was conducted in the Bromide area of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Initially attracting thousands of visitors, this practice ended during the Second World War. More...