Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
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?
Both of the lakes found in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area are man-made reservoirs. Veterans Lake was built by the WPA in 1936 and added to the park in 1983. The Lake of the Arbuckles was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1963 and managed as a separate park until 1976. More...