Only one year after the Civilian Conservation Corps camp closed, the United States entered the Second World War. The war years meant a decline in funding for the park, yet visitation continued to climb.
The completion of the Arbuckle Dam and the filling of the Lake of the Arbuckles in 1966 added an entirely new dimension to the Platt experience. For ten years the two adjacent locations existed as separate parks operated by the staff of Platt National Park.
Last updated: December 7, 2021