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Temporary Closures at Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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Date: August 24, 2012
Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282

Low water flow and other operational considerations due to drought conditions have forced park management to temporarily close the Panther Falls swimming area. All other areas of Travertine Creek remain open, including Little Niagara, Bear Falls and Lost Falls. The appearance of blue-green algae in the Black Jack Road area, have also led to the closure of Black Jack Road and picnic area. Lake of the Arbuckles, Buckhorn and The Point areas remain open to the public.

While the summer season is winding down, campers are still enjoying visiting the campgrounds at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Other visitors can still find plenty of things to do at the Lake of the Arbuckles or Travertine Creek in the Platt Historic District such as, water skiing, hiking, fishing or swimming.  Visitors may also visit the Travertine Nature Center open each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children can participate in the park Junior Ranger program and earn a Junior Ranger patch, badge and certificate.

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?

Water flowing under the Travertine Nature Center

Built in 1969, the Travertine Nature Center in the Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired structure where the Travertine Creek flows underneath and is used for environmental education programs. More...