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.
Public Opinion Sought in Visitor Center Planning
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282
Contact: Precious Braggs, 580-622-7262
Chickasaw National Recreation Area will be hosting a public meeting on September 30, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Mary E. Parker Library to inform the public about the proposed visitor center in the Vendome Well area. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to express their ideas and recommendations.
The National Park Service is considering construction of a new visitor center adjacent to the Vendome Well site on the south side of
An environmental assessment will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision-making framework that 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet project objectives, 2) evaluates issues and impacts to park resources and values, and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts.
The Park encourages public participation throughout the planning process. There will be two opportunities to comment formally on the project—once during initial project scoping and again following release of the Environmental Assessment. The Park is currently in the scoping phase of the proposed project, and invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns regarding the project online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.
Comments may also be sent to the address below no later than October 7, 2010:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Please note that before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identity may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
If you have questions about the project or would like more information, please contact Precious Braggs by phone at 580-622-7262 or email at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
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...