Warning to Boaters
Chickasaw National Recreation area is warning all boat users to be cautious while boating on Lake of the Arbuckles due to low water levels in the lake. More »
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.
Each vessel that uses the Lake of the Arbuckles requires a permit. Annual and day-use permits can be purchased at fee machines located around the park at the Point, Buckhorn and Guy Sandy launch ramp fee machines.
Daily Use Permit
Annual Lake Use Permit
Annual Pass: $30.00 - Valid January 1st through December 31st
Lake permits are half price with Golden Age, Senior or Golden Access Passes. Passes must be shown when obtaining the permit sticker.
Did You Know?
In addition to a bison herd, from 1920-1934, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] was host to a small herd of elk. In 1934 most of the elk were slaughtered and fed to families needing relief from the Great Depression. More...