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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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The Junior Ranger Station

Park ranger talks with young boy through the window of a stone building
A park ranger answers the question of a young visitor at the Junior Ranger Station.
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 

Located at the entrance to the Cold Springs Campground, the Junior Ranger Station is open during summer weekends as a central location for children visiting the park to begin their Junior Ranger experience.

 
Location
Approximately one mile east of U.S. Highway 177 on the Perimeter Drive (follow the signs to the Travertine Nature Center) at the entrance to the Cold Springs Campground.

Contact park staff at 580 622-7234 for more information.

 

 
Children talking to a park ranger in a stone building

Children talking to a Park ranger at the Cold Springs Campground, 1960

NPS/Jack E. Boucher

About the building
This building was originally built in March of 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a campground checking station. By the late 1940s the building was used as a ranger station, and through the 1950s and 1960s it was also used as the office of the Chief Ranger.
 

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The Travertine Nature Center

The Travertine Nature Center has live animal-exhibits and presents interpretive programs related to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's natural and cultural resources. More...