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 »
Trails and Rails Program
Conducted on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer in coordination with Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
"Trails & Rails" is a partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak to provide on-board education programs. Volunteers will act as tour guides and provide Amtrak passengers with information while aboard the Heartland Flyer.
During their train ride, passengers will be introduced to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Oklahoma and Texas; the history of the area; the geological story of these areas; descriptions of the Oklahoma and Texas landscape and its animals and plants; the economic story; and the role of the railroad in the areas.
The Trails and Rails program is over for 2011. Please contact us to find out about the 2012 dates.
Did You Know?
Hired in 1905, Una Roberts may be the very first woman to be employed by the government in a national park. Working as secretary in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area], Miss Roberts served as acting park superintendent in 1919. More...