• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Travertine Creek Swimming Areas Currently Closed at Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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

Drought, low water flow conditions and other operational considerations have forced park management to temporarily close all swimming areas along Travertine Creek, which includes Little Niagara, Bear Falls, and Panther Falls. All picnic areas along Travertine Creek remain open. Although the summer season is over, visitors are still enjoying picnicking, hiking and camping at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Visitors can boat, swim and participate in other water-based activities at the Lake of the Arbuckles and Veterans Lake. Visitors may also visit the Travertine Nature Center open each day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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?

A circular stone enclosure around spring water

The stone enclosure around Buffalo Springs, built in 1934, was one of the first CCC projects completed in Platt National Park [today's Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Designed to protect the quality of the water, swimming has never been allowed at Buffalo Springs. More...