Current Park and Lake Status
Below are updates on seasonal conditions or closures that are helpful to know before your visit.
Buckhorn Boat Dock Closed
Insufficient water in the Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area has necessitated the closure of the Buckhorn Boat Dock beginning November 12th. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.The Buckhorn Boat Ramp will remain open. With current dry weather conditions, the lake water level has experienced a drop in elevation with the conservation pool at only seventy-three percent (73%) full. The Point and Guy Sandy boat ramps will remain open. At this time the park urges boaters to use caution when using park boat ramps and fishing docks.
Warning to Boaters of Lake of the Arbuckles
Chickasaw National Recreation area iswarningall boat users to be cautious while boating on Lake of the Arbuckles due to low water levels in the lake. The warning advises that tree stumps and other previously submerged objects are now very close to the surface of the water, presenting a hazard for boats. Chief Ranger Aaron Shandor is urging boat users to operate at a safe speed and keep a sharp lookout for obstacles.
Little Niagara, Panther Falls and Bear Falls swimming areas closed
Due to low water levels in Travertine Creek, Little Niagara, Panther Falls and Bear Falls swimming areas are closed to swimming. The picnic areas of Little Niagara, Travertine Island and Panther Falls remain open. Only Garfield Falls swimming area on Travertine Creek remains open.
Lake of the Arbuckles
Lake of the Arbuckles pool level is at 865.04 feet which is 7 feet below normal pool level.
Eagle Bay Boat Ramp Closed
Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure