• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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

Map of multi-use trail system

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.

Trail Distances:
Trail 1 — 4.4 miles
Trail 2 — 0.5 miles
Trail 3 — 2.0 miles
Trail 4 — 2.1 miles

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.

BICYCLISTS

EQUESTRIANS

HIKERS

Always yields the trail to hikers and horse riders. Controls your horse at all times. Always yield the trail to horse riders.
Controls your bicycle at all times. Stays on designated trails. Stays on designated trails
Stay on designated trails Keep horses out of creeks and ponds. Allow horse riders and bicyclists to pass.
Never scare animals. Plan ahead. Plan ahead.


For a safe and enjoyable experience, and for the protection of park resources, please observe these regulations.

  • Horses are prohibited in Rock Creek.
  • Backcountry camping is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Pets must be on a leash, not to exceed six feet in length, at all times.
  • Disposing of refuse in other than refuse receptacles is prohibited on the trails.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trails.
  • Riding bicycles side by side on the trail is prohibited.

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.

TRAIL TIPS

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?

Structural drawing of the Lincoln Bridge

Completed in 1909, the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was built in the "Gothic Revival" architectural style. Complete with four turrets, the bridge remains an important landmark for visitors. More...