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.
Camping in the Platt Historic District
Formerly Platt National Park, this area has three campgrounds reminiscent of the early days of the park. The mature oak and hickory forest provides lush shade and a truly unique woodland experience. Streams, springs, and mineral waters create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
Cold Springs Campground
The Cold Springs Campground has 63 campsites and 2 group sites. These are non-electrical sites and are best for tent camping, though small RVs and pop-up campers (less than 20') may fit. Amenities include restrooms and water spigots close to campsites. The group sites must be reserved through the www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. All other sites are first come-first serve.
Rock Creek Campground
The Rock Creek campground has 105 campsites and 1 group site. These are non-electrical sites and can accommodate some RVs, but are mainly for tent camping. Amenities include restrooms and water spigots close to campsites. The group site must be reserved through www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. All other sites are first come-first serve.
Did You Know?
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...