Current Conditions


Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, the following facilities and services are suspended until further notice:

  • Guy Sandy Campground
  • Rock Creek Campground sites 79-99 (closed due to construction)

Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, outdoor spaces will remain accessible to the public, including:

  • Trails

  • Boat launches

  • Fishing docks

  • Day use areas

Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, access will be restored in phases:

Starting June 1, 2020:

  • Buckhorn Campground Loop C (reservation only)
  • Buckhorn Campground Loop D (first come, first served)
  • The Point Campground Upper Loop (reservation only)
  • The Point Campground Lower Loop (first come, first served)

Starting June 8th, 2020:

  • Rock Creek Campground sites 1 to 78 (first come, first served)
  • Northeast Perimeter Road will open as far as Bear Falls for day use only.
  • Water access to Travertine Creek will be restored to areas as permitted under standard park regulations. (Area closed to all water entry starts at the Travertine Nature Center parking lot and continues upstream. This area is marked with signs.)

Starting June 12, 2020:

  • Buckhorn Loop A (first come, first served)
  • Buckhorn Loop B (first come, first served)

Starting June 18, 2020:

  • Northeast Perimeter Road
  • Little Niagara Parking and Restrooms
  • Travertine Island Parking and Restrooms

Starting July 8, 2020:

  • Travertine Nature Center
  • Cold Springs Campground (except group sites) (first come, first served)

Starting July 20, 2020

  • Rock Creek Group Campsite (reservation only)
  • Cold Springs Group Campsite (reservation only)
  • Central Campground (reservation only)

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit the national parks during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. See more information at

Other things that are helpful to know before your visit.

Lake of the Arbuckles

  • Up to date lake level information.
  • The runoff into Lake of the Arbuckles can carry debris (tree limbs, logs, etc.) and boaters are cautioned to slow down, see and avoid.

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 alcoholic beverages by the authority of the Superintendent's Compendium (36 CFR §1.5). This includes Little Niagara, Bear, Garfield, and Panther Falls. This closure is in effect from May 1 through September 30 each year.

A small waterfall surrounded in mist on a winter morning.

NPS Photo / R. Snavely

Last updated: July 31, 2020

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Sulphur, OK 73086


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