Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
Platt National Park Nominated for National Historic Landmark Designation
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282
Superintendent Bruce Noble is proud to announce that the Landmarks Committee of the Advisory Board of the National Park Service (NPS) voted unanimously on November 4, 2010 to recommend that the original "
"I would like to thank the Sulphur City Council and County Commissioner Billy Frank Lance for supporting this nomination," said Superintendent Noble. "The park staff is also grateful to Chickasaw Telephone and the McCasland Foundation for their financial support of early research on this historical project," he said. Finally, he stated, "the designation, if approved by the Secretary, will not change the way the park is managed and certainly will not change the overall park name of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. I believe that this designation has the potential to draw more attention to the park and help us to attract more visitors to the area."
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the
Did You Know?
For 70 years, from 1906 to 1976, the Platt Historic District [then designated Platt National Park] was the smallest National Park in the United States. The 800 acre park was absorbed into the Chickasaw National Recreational Area in 1976 More...