• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Boating

Boat and swimmers in the lake
Near the shore at Buckhorn on the Lake of the Arbuckles
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Boating on the Lake of the Arbuckles is one of the activities that draws visitors to the park. Four launch ramps provide excellent access for all users. Fishing, sail, and skiing boats and canoes all share the waves.

Veterans Lake is open to canoeing, kayaking, and no wake boat use.

Boating permits are required for the Lake of the Arbuckles. Fee machines are located at the Buckhorn, Point, and Guy Sandy launches. A daily use fee or annual permit may be purchased at these locations.
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Before launching your boat in any waters of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please review the rules and regulations for operating watercraft located here, and personal watercraft located here. Please remember PFD's (life jackets) saves lives, and we recommend that all boaters wear them.

Did You Know?

Park staff on horseback, 1910

Hired in 1905, Una Roberts may be the very first woman to be employed by the government in a national park. Working as secretary in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area], Miss Roberts served as acting park superintendent in 1919. More...