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.
NPS Trails & Rails Program on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer
Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282
Park Superintendent Bruce Noble is pleased to announce the 2010 season for the Trails & Rails program aboard Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer. "Trails & Rails" is a partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak to provide on-board education programs. The program is coordinated through the Volunteer-In-Parks Program at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Volunteers act as tour guides and provide Amtrak passengers with information while aboard the Heartland Flyer. Passengers will be introduced to topics including the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Oklahoma and Texas; the history of the area; the geological story of these areas; descriptions of the Oklahoma and Texas landscape and its animals and plants; the economic story; and the role of the railroad in this region. Volunteers board the Heartland Flyer in Norman, Oklahoma and are available for information and questions along the route to Fort Worth, Texas and return. The following dates have been set for the Trails & Rails 2010 season:
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Reservations and information on the Heartland Flyer can be made by either calling toll-free 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245) or www.amtrak.com. More information on the park’s Trails and Rails program can be found at nps.gov/chic/planyourvisit/trails-and-rails-program.htm
Did You Know?
The Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is open to horseback riding, mountain bikes, and hiking. With all of the loops, the trail is approximately 8 miles. Trailheads are located at both the north and south ends of the trail. More...