• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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.

Veterans Lake

Veterans Lake is located in the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area's Platt Historic District. Often overlooked and bypassed by visitors, Veterans Lake offers excellent opportunities for small boat use, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Veterans Lake was built in 1933 and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1983. The 67 acre lake was named in honor of American war veterans. The lake offers 3 miles of shoreline, along with a boat ramp, boat dock, and fishing dock. Also has picnic areas, grills, restrooms, and group shelter.

Did You Know?

Book cover with drawing of an 'Indian princess'

Some early efforts promoting Platt National park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] stressed the connection of the park with the Indian peoples who lived in the area. More...