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.
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?
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...