Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Begining May 24th until Labor Day (Summer Hours)
Travertine Nature Center: 9:00 - 5:30, Thursday-Monday
Park Gates: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
When is it busy?
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.
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?
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...