• Little Niagra

    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.

Bicycling

Bicycling through the Platt Historic District allows the bicyclist to see and hear some of the smaller wonders of the park from a more intimate viewpoint. A paved loop road and a variety of trails offer good experiences for riders of all types and abilities. Bicyclists must be cautious and aware of changing trail conditions and pedestrian traffic, but bicycling allows outstanding outdoor experience in the park, unobstructed by a windshield.

 

Share the Road
Bicyclists must share the roads with vehicles and obey all traffic laws. Traffic is sparse in the fall, winter, and spring months and highest during the summer season. Use extreme caution, especially on paved roads, during busy times. In order to protect the environment, off-road cycling is not allowed in the park. All bicycles must remain on paved and dirt roads or trails designated for bicycling.

Weather is pleasant much of the year and rewarding ride are possible most days of the year. Cycling from April to September is more of a challenge due to high temperatures; plan to take it easy when temperatures soar.

Did You Know?

Detail of a cartoon about Platt National Park.

Oklahoma politicians, such as Senator Elmer Thomas, defended attempts to deauthorize Platt National Park in 1910, 1913, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1941, 1957, and 1958. More...