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.
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?
Completed in 1909, the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was built in the "Gothic Revival" architectural style. More...