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.
ATV use Prohibited
All-Terrain Vehicle Use Prohibited within Chickasaw National Recreation Area
The operation of off-road motor vehicles, also known as All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) or Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), is prohibited within Chickasaw National Recreation Area, including on or along paved roadways.
Regulations concerning ATV and OHV use are not specifically addressed in 36 C.F.R. The use of such vehicles is governed by state law as outlined in 36 C.F.R. Section 4.2 — State Law Applicable. Section 4.2 (b) states that violating a provision of State law is prohibited.
This prohibition also applies to vehicles that meet the definition of off-road motor vehicles that are licensed for on-road or highway use by a state government. “Off-road motor vehicle” is defined by Executive Order Number 11644 (37 Federal Register 2887.)
Did You Know?
The Eastern redbud, the state tree of Oklahoma, is found throughout the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The bright red flowers of the redbud grace the landscape of the park in early April of most years. More...