Current Park and Lake Status
Below are updates on seasonal conditions or closures that are helpful to know before your visit.
Warning to Boaters
Chickasaw National Recreation area is warning all 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.
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.
Travertine Creek Swimming Areas Closed
Drought, low water flow conditions and other operational considerations have forced park management to temporarily close all swimming areas along Travertine Creek, which includes, Little Niagara, Bear Falls, and Panther Falls. All picnic areas along of Travertine Creek remain open.
Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure
Did You Know?
Russell E. Dickenson, eleventh Director of the National Park Service (May, 1980-March, 1985) served as Chief Ranger at Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] from 1953 to 1955. More...