• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Getting Around

Between the Lake of the Arbuckles and the Platt Historic District, the park covers nearly 10,000 acres. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when traveling through the park.

 
Car going across a water crossing

Going over the Sycamore Crossing

NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Water Crossings
Three low water crossings are an integral part of the road system in the Platt Historic District.

West of Highway 177 are two crossings where the perimeter road passes over Rock Creek. These crossings are usually above the water level.

East of Highway 177 the Perimeter Road crosses Travertine Creek at the Sycamore Crossing. This crossing is usually covered in several inches of water; motorcyclists are encouraged to use the southeast perimeter road as alternate access for Little Niagara and the Travertine Nature Center.

During periods of high water it is possible that one or more of these crossings may be closed.

 

Many Entrances, many Exits
Over a dozen entry points provide access into all of the different areas of the park; this can be confusing to first time visitors. A park map may help you gain a better understanding of how to get to where you want to be.

Did You Know?

Lincoln Bridge in 1909

Completed in 1909, 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. The bridge was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln on the centennial of his birth. More...