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    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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  • 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 »

Volunteer

 
students collecting native grass seeds.

East Central University students collecting native grass seed on National Public Lands Day 2009.

NPS/L. GURNIEWICZ

Volunteers are vital to the success of the National Park Service and Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

A wide variety of opportunities exist for groups and individuals at the park including Campground Hosting (with full RV hook-ups), Interpretation/Visitor Services, and Resource Management.

Each fall volunteers roll up their sleeves at the park to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD). In 2008 volunteers removed Eastern Red Cedars from the Veterans Lake area. Students from East Central University, the University of the Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and Sulphur High school removed vegetation from an historic Civilian Conservation Corps-built bridge and collected native grass seeds for NPLD 2009.

For information about current opportunities, or to apply, contact Volunteer Coordinator Ron Parker, 580 622-7231.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

The Hillside Spring

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is unique among national parks, as an agreement between the U.S. Government and American Indians first established the park. The U.S. Government paid the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations $20 per acre for 640 acres in 1902 and $60 per acre for additional lands in 1904. More...