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 »
Current Park and Lake Status
Below are updates on seasonal conditions or closures that are helpful to know before your visit.
Some Travertine Creek Swimming Areas Are Now Open
Due to low water levels in Travertine Creek only Bear Falls and Garfield Falls currently have enough water for swimming. Panther Falls swimming area remains closed.
Travertine Nature Center Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Guy Sandy Campground Closed
Cold Springs Campground, The Point Campground, and Central Campground are closed for the season. They will reopen in the spring of 2014.
Upper Loop of Rock Creek Campground Closed
Lake of the Arbuckles
Lake of the Arbuckles pool level is at 867.5 feet which is 4.5 feet below normal pool level.
Eagle Bay Boat Ramp Closed
Insufficient lake water level surrounding the Eagle Bay boat launch on Lake of the Arbuckles, has necessitated closing this boat launch area at Chickasaw National Recreation Area until further notice.
Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is older than Grand Canyon National Park. Originally established in 1902, the park was designated Platt National Park in 1906 and redesignated Chickasaw NRA in 1976. The Grand Canyon was first designated a National Monument in 1908. More...