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Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282
Drought, low water flow conditions and other operational considerations have forced park management to temporarily close all swimming areas along Travertine Creek, which includes Little Niagara, Bear Falls, and Panther Falls. All picnic areas along Travertine Creek remain open. Although the summer season is over, visitors are still enjoying picnicking, hiking and camping at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Visitors can boat, swim and participate in other water-based activities at the Lake of the Arbuckles and Veterans Lake. Visitors may also visit the Travertine Nature Center open each day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children can participate in the park Junior Ranger program and earn a Junior Ranger patch, badge, and certificate. For more information about Chickasaw National Recreation Area and camping, visit www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.