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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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 »

Indoor Activities

 
Viewing exhibits in the nature center

Viewing exhibits in the nature center

Travertine Nature Center
The Travertine Nature Center, located on Travertine Creek near the eastern edge of the Platt Historic District, serves as the parks main educational center. The nature center contains exhibit dioramas, live reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey, and an interactive learning area for visitors of all ages.

The Nature Center also contains an information desk and bookstore. A one-hundred seat auditorium at the Nature Center provides opportunities for ranger-led nature programs and video presentations on a variety of topics.

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Park Films
“By the Rippling Waters”
This seven-minute film provides an overview of the history and resources of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Nature Films
The Travertine Nature Center has a library of over 100 nature films lasting 10 to 60 minutes. Ask for more information at the front desk.

 
Family looking at books on shelves

Browsing in the bookstore

NPS/Chickasaw NRA

Western National Bookstore
The sales outlet in the Travertine Nature Center carries a number of books, souvenirs, games, postcards, and numerous other items related to the park and its many stories. A portion of all sales benefit the park programs.

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Park sign, building, and american flag

The Visitor Information Station in downtown Sulphur

Visitor Information Station
Strategically located along Broadway Avenue in downtown Sulphur, the park operates a Visitor Information Station jointly with the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce. Park and area information is provided, along with a small number of orientation exhibits.

The Visitor Information Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Annual boat permits and federal entrance passes are available only when NPS staff is present. Park and area informational brochures and literature are available twenty-four hours a day in the building entrance.

Did You Know?

Sunset over the Lake of the Arkbuckles

The Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is open to horseback riding, mountain bikes, and hiking. With all of the loops, the trail is approximately 8 miles. Trailheads are located at both the north and south ends of the trail. More...