• Little Niagra


    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

There are park alerts in effect.
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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.

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,
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?

Historic photograph of elk in Platt National Park, 1920s

Between 1917 and 1925, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] maintained a collection of animals—not quite a zoo—which at various times included deer, elk, bison, ostriches and a bald eagle. More...