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.
Park Ranger Luis Krug Honored As Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee in Oklahoma
Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282
U.S. Park Ranger Luis Krug of the Chickasaw National
Recreation Area was honored as the Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee
This award was presented in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week, a nationwide public education campaign honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
U.S. Park Ranger Krug works independently as a Federal Law
Enforcement officer in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to protect the
park's visitors, historical structures, and natural resources. He chairs the Murray County
Multi-disciplinary Team which is charged with the investigation of crimes
against children, leading the organization to better protect the children of
Park Superintendent Bruce Noble stated, “Luis Krug represents the very best of the National Park Service protection ranger ranks and it is extremely gratifying to see his many accomplishments recognized through this important award.”
Did You Know?
Both of the lakes found in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area are man-made reservoirs. Veterans Lake was built by the WPA in 1936 and added to the park in 1983. The Lake of the Arbuckles was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1963 and managed as a separate park until 1976. More...