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. More »
Swimming Areas Closed
Due to low water flow in Travertine Creek, the Little Niagara, Panther Falls, and Bear Falls swimming areas are closed until further notice. The Little Niagara and Panther Falls picnic areas remain open.
Eagle Bay Boat Launch Closed
Due to low water in Lake of the Arbuckles, Eagle Bay Boat Launch is closed.
Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail
This network of hiking, biking, and horse riding trails is located along the Rock Creek corridor of the park. It is along this trail that users will pass through two diverse ecosystems where the eastern deciduous forests meet the western mixed-grass prairies.
The future of fragile park resources depends on you.
All plants, animals, and other natural and historical resources are protected by federal law. Possessing, destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging, or disturbing from it's natural state, and plants or parts thereof, is strictly prohibited.
Horses and bikes must stay on the designated marked trail. Creating shortcut trails causes soil erosion and damages fragile vegetation.
For a safe and enjoyable experience, and for the protection of park resources, please observe these regulations.
Any organized special event may require a special use permit from the park superintendent. Contact the Superintendent's office at park headquarters at 1008 West Second Street, Sulphur, Oklahoma or by calling 580/622-3161.
Carry enough water to last the duration of your trip. Springs and creeks may become dry due to drought conditions; water for horses is not always dependable.
Please keep your park clean. It you pack it in, pack it out. If you see litter, pick it up.
Watch out for ticks, poison ivy, and poisonous snakes.
If you plan to be out after dark, carry a flashlight. Trail markers are reflective to help guide you.
This area is used by hunters during the hunting season. Check with National Park Service rangers about hunting seasons.
Plan ahead...know your equipment, the area and the weather. Always let someone know your trip plans.
In case of emergency, call the Sulphur Police Department at 911 or 580/622-2000.
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area was originally famous for its mineral springs. Black Sulphur, Pavilion, and Hillside springs, along with the Vendome Well, produce mineral water. The National Park Service neither substantiates nor denies claims about the medicinal value of the waters. More...