Current Park and Lake Status

Crowd scene with US Mint banner and stage.
Superintendent Bruce Noble speaking at Chickasaw Quarter Release Ceremony, Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

NPS/Douglas Lowthian

Below are updates on seasonal conditions or closures that are helpful to know before your visit.

There are no current closures at Lake of the Arbuckles, Veterans Lake, or Travertine Creek.

Rock Creek at Black Sulphur swimming area is under a bacterial advisory due to E. Coli levels higher than National Park Service standards for recreational beach use.

The three water crossings in the Park (Sycamore, Black Sulphur and Rock Creek) are subject to intermittent closures when hazardous.

Please be aware that rainfall may carry debris into the lake areas, and use caution when boating to avoid a collision.

Lake of the Arbuckles

Up to date lake level information.


Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure
Cold Springs Campground and the swimming and picnic areas east of U.S. 177 and along Travertine Creek is closed to Open Container of Alcohol by the authority of the Superintendent's Compendium (36 CFR §1.5). This closure is in effect from May 1 through September 31 each year.

Last updated: May 27, 2016

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901 W. 1st Street
Sulphur, OK 73086


(580) 622-7234

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