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 »
Platt Trail Blazers
NPS Photo (Dan Winings)
Physical activity is a proven means to combat chronic disease and early mortality. Parks and trails provide opportunities for convenient and accessible venues for regular physical activity.
Make the most of the park and get more out of life through healthy recreation. Chickasaw National Recreation Area offers trails suitable for the beginner as well as the seasoned hiker. The physical exercise will help develop muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness, and the natural scenery and beautiful overlooks can increase mental wellness. Use of the trail system helps preserve natural resources for future generations.
Chickasaw has many scenic trails you can choose to enjoy. They range from very easy to moderate. Decide what distance you want to exercise from the trails listed below. Use the Activity Log to keep track of your mileage and time. Start off slowly and gradually increase your distance until you are walking or running several times a week. When you start, you can pick up a free Platt Trails Blazers t-shirt from the Travertine Nature Center. When you have logged 100 miles bring your log to the nature center and we will give you a free water bottle. Log 200 miles and you can receive a pedometer.
Prior to beginning a new exercise regimen, it is suggested that individuals consult with their physician.
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...