• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Photography/Filming Permit

All commercial filming requires a permit. Commercial filming is defined as digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience, such as for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project. It does not include news coverage or visitor use.

Still photography activities require a permit only when:
a. the activity takes place at location(s) where or when members of the public are generally not allowed; or
b. the activity uses model(s), sets(s), or prop(s) that are not a part of the location's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities; or
c. the park would incur additional administrative costs to monitor the activity;
d. The park needs to provide management and oversight to: 1. avoid impairment or incompatible use of the resources and values of the park, or 2. limit resource damage, or 3. minimize health or safety risks to the visiting public.

News coverage does not require a permit, for either filming or still photography, but is subject to time, place, and manner restrictions, if warranted, to maintain order and ensure the safety of the public and the media, and protect natural and cultural resources.

Application for Photography/Filming Permit | Film Permit Conditions

For more information regarding these permits, please call 580 622-7220.

Did You Know?

Historic photograph of the Lincoln Bridge

When the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was dedicated on February 12, 1909, Mrs. Lucy Bennett climbed to the top of a turret and broke a bottle of mineral water on the wall to christen the structure. More...