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.
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?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area commemorates a landmark in natural resource conservation, as it is the first national park area in the United States established with the cooperation of an Indian Tribe. In 1902, leaders of the Chickasaw Nation sold the land for the park to the U.S. government. More...