• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Little Niagara in the summer and fall
Little Niagara crowded with visitors in the summer and quiet in the fall.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Begining May 24th until Labor Day (Summer Hours)

Travertine Nature Center: 9:00 - 5:30, Thursday-Monday
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day

Park Gates: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When is it busy?

The park is relatively uncrowded and quiet October through March. much of the year. Visitation is lowest in December and January. Visitation is highest from April through September. The park is extremely crowded during summer holiday periods. Summer weekends tend to be busier than mid-week. All campsites are usually full during these periods.


The gates never close

The park is open 24 hours daily, all year. The Travertine Nature Center and other facilities have variable seasons and hours.

The Travertine Nature Center, located on Travertine Creek near the eastern edge of the Platt Historic District, is open year-round. Operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day though Labor Day. After Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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Park Headquarters, located at 1008 West Second Street, Sulphur, Oklahoma, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Federal Holidays.

Did You Know?

A group of park visitors pose around a wooden sign, circa 1940.

Throughout the 1930s, an Easter sunrise pageant was conducted in the Bromide area of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Initially attracting thousands of visitors, this practice ended during the Second World War. More...