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 »
Other national park areas in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City National Memorial
An affilliated unit of the national park system, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum was created to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
The historic site protects and interprets the location along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era.
Other area attractions
Chickasaw Cultural Center
Presently scheduled to open in 2010, and operated by the Chickasaw Nationa, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will provide a place to share Chickasaw history, culture and traditions.
Lake Murray State Park
Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma's largest state park. A state-operated lodge and resort is located on the west shore that serves many visitors to the lake, and serves as a base for numerous cabin and campground facilities near the lake. It is a very popular lake for both fishing and recreational activities.
Lake Texoma State Park
Lake Texoma is Oklahoma's second largest lake, and one of the premier striped bass hot spots in the Southwest. Besides fishing, the park offers swimming, camping, picnic areas and hiking.
Fort Washita Historic Site and Museum
Fort Washita was established in 1842 as the southwestern-most post in the United States. The purpose of the post was to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the Plains Indians. The fort was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1962 and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Turner Falls Park
Turner Falls is Oklahoma's tallest waterfall, measuring some 77 feet in its full descent. The falls are located on Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains in south central Oklahoma, near Davis.
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Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is unique among national parks, as an agreement between the U.S. Government and American Indians first established the park. The U.S. Government paid the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations $20 per acre for 640 acres in 1902 and $60 per acre for additional lands in 1904. More...