• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

There are park alerts in effect.
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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.

Things To Know Before You Come

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Flags flying over the Lincoln Bridge
NPS/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
 
Here are some things you might want to know about the Chickasaw National Recreation Area before you visit the park and surrounding area.
  • Six campgrounds provide over 400 campsites throughout the park. more...
  • While rental cabins and other lodging are not present in the park, many options are available in the surrounding area. more...
  • Pets are allowed in the park and on most trails. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas. more...
  • Campfires are allowed in provided fire grates. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, a burn ban may be in effect. more...
  • Over twenty miles of trails provide a variety of experiences in the park. more...
  • South-central Oklahoma is subject to seasonal thunderstorms. Storm shelters are available in the nearby community of Sulphur. more...
  • The speed limit on roads in the park is 45 MPH (72 KPH) or slower; all passengers must wear seatbelts.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page has lots of additional information that visitors often want to know.

Did You Know?

Car on the tour road, 1920s

Originally established in 1902 as the Sulphur Springs Reservation, Chickasaw National Recreation Area is one of the oldest national park areas in the United States and is older than the state of Oklahoma. More...