• Little Niagra


    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.

Fishing Veterans Lake

Fisherman in a kayak reflected in the setting sun
Sunset casting on Veterans Lake.
NPS/Diana Rushford

Veterans Lake was built in 1933 and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1983. The 67 acre lake was named in honor of American war veterans. The lake offers 3 miles of shoreline, along with a boat ramp, boat dock, and fishing dock. Also has picnic areas, grills, restrooms, and group shelter.

The state record Black bass hybrid was caught here in March of 2006, weighing eight pounds, five ounces.

Veterans Lake map (2.45MB PDF file)
Oklahoma Water Atlas maps are designed for both research and utility. Depicted area in each map will vary depending on the size and shape of the lake. For reference, the scale is included on each map (expressed in miles or feet, depending upon lake size). Some recreation features may not have been included due to map scale. The Oklahoma Water Atlas is produced by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

Did You Know?

Park Ranger Forest Townsley at Platt National Park, 1910

In 1904 Forest Townsley was appointed the first park ranger in Platt National Park [the Platt Historic District in today's Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. In 1913 he transferred to Yosemite National Park, where he later became Chief Ranger. More...