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Below are park updates that are helpful to know before your visit.
For current campground openings, please look at the campground schedule. Some restrooms in the park are subject to seasonal closures. The reservation system is in effect for individual sites at The Point Upper Loop and Buckhorn Loop C and can be made at recreation.gov .
All boat ramps and docks are open.
Boat ramp fee machines are currently issuing 2019 annual decals. Annual decals may also be acquired at the Travertine Nature Center during business hours. Please call ahead to ensure availability.
Most day use areas are open.
The runoff into Lake of the Arbuckles can carry debris (tree limbs, logs, etc.) and boaters are cautioned to slow down, see and avoid.
The Nature Center is open as are the trails to Antelope and Buffalo Springs.
Little Niagara and the other Travertine Creek swimming areas are open but subject to intermittent closures for repairs.
Lake of the Arbuckles
Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure
Cold Springs Campground and the swimming and picnic areas east of U.S. 177 and along Travertine Creek are closed to Open Containers of Alcohol by the authority of the Superintendent's Compendium (36 CFR §1.5). This closure is in effect from May 1 through September 30 each year.
Last updated: March 16, 2019