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 »
Opportunities for swimming can be found throughout the park at the Lake of the Arbuckles, Veterans Lake, and in Travertine and Rock Creeks.
The cool waters found here are famous as a natural and fun way to cool down in the summer heat.
Know how to prevent, recognize and care for hypothermia & heat emergencies.
Enter water feet first rather than head first if the depth is unknown.
Know your swimming limits.
Do not try to keep up with someone with stronger skills or ask others to keep up with you.
Watch for the "dangerous too's"- too tired, too cold, too far from safety or too much sun.
Protect your skin with a high rating sunscreen, such as 15, which protects against both UVB and UVA rays. Reapply often.
For more information and safety tips visit the Red Cross at www.redcross.org/summersafety
Did You Know?
The Travertine Nature Center at Chickasaw National Recreation Area is built in a unique rock work design and sits on top of Travertine Creek offering visitors a relaxing view of the mix of water, stream, and forest. More...