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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • Little Niagara Swimming Area Closed

    Due to low water flow in Travertine Creek, the Little Niagara and Panther Falls swimming areas are closed until further notice. The Little Niagara and Panther Falls picnic areas remain open.

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.

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