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 »
Pets are prohibited on the trails east of the Travertine Nature Center, within the Travertine Nature Center, and in all swimming areas along Travertine Creek east of US 177, south of the Northeast Perimeter Road, and north of the Southeast Perimeter Road east of Sycamore Crossing. This includes the swimming areas known as Little Niagara, Bear Falls, and Panther Falls, and their immediate environs. An exception to this rule is granted for service dogs accompanying persons with disabilities, regardless of the disability requiring the use of a service dog. This restriction does not apply to animals used by authorized Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties.
All pet excrement must be removed by the owner/keeper from all trails, roads, camping areas, picnic areas, and parking areas, and shall be deposited in refuse containers or removed from the area. All pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet when not contained in kennel. Barking dogs are considered a nuisance and owners must remove them from the campground. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle.
Did You Know?
Hired in 1905, Una Roberts may be the very first woman to be employed by the government in a national park. Working as secretary in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area], Miss Roberts served as acting park superintendent in 1919. More...