Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Swimming Holes Once Again Open At Chickasaw National Recreation Area In Oklahoma

The swimming holes are once again open at Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Okalahoma.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Coin & Stamp Set


Chickasaw National Recreation Area Coin & Stamp Set

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2011 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4" x 6" hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM, and is the tenth quarter in the series. The park was established in 1902 and the quarter design proudly displays the quaint Lincoln bridge, dedicated in honor of the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The bridge stands astride a quiet stream while birds fly overhead. Actual stamp may vary based on availability.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Fire Truck Part of Guinness World Record Attempt

It's hard to beat a small town parade with lots of fire trucks for an All-American event, but the town of Atoka, Oklahoma, pulled out all the stops recently with an event that should earn a spot in the Guinness World Records. A truck and two firefighters from Chickasaw National Recreation Area were part of the effort, which was all for a worthy cause.

Former Platt National Park Gets Key Recommendation for National Historic Landmark Status

In Oklahoma, a place that was demoted from National Park status because it lacked resources of sufficient importance is now being touted for its outstanding historical qualities.

Gettysburg, Glacier, Vicksburg Among National Park Units To be Honored With Quarters

For 25 cents you'll soon be able to put Glacier National Park in your pocket. Or Olympic National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Vicksburg National Military Park, or Chickasaw National Recreation Area, for that matter.

Dumb Crooks, National Parks Version

One might think that people who are involved in illegal activities would try to avoid attracting the attention of the Proper Authorities, but fortunately for the sake of law and order, that's not always the case. Three cases of Dumb and Dumber from separate parks confirm that crime still doesn't pay.

Traveler's Checklist: Chickasaw National Recreation Area

It's a shame that Chickasaw National Recreation Area flies under the radar. This recreational cornucopia in south-central Oklahoma attracts over a million visitors a year. Here's information you can use to plan your own visit.

National Park Quiz 82: Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, so let’s run with that idea in this month’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Flowers are the reproductive organs of angiosperms.”

Spring is a Great Time To Watch For Migratory Birds in the National Parks

Spring is a fantastic time to be outdoors. Along with the beauty of plants in bloom, a trip to a national park can reveal mammals emerging from their hibernation and frogs singing up a storm. But the one spring event that brings countless new and life-long nature lovers to our nation’s parks is the return of migratory songbirds.

Pruning the Parks: Platt National Park (1906-1976)

On March 17, 1976, Congress corrected a 70-year old mistake by de-listing Platt National Park and folding the property into Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Bald Eagle Watch Programs at Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Bald eagle
If you're looking for opportunities to view bald eagles this winter, one park with that option may surprise you. Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma is offering two Bald Eagle Watch events later this month

Toddler Dies After Drinking Citronella Oil at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Campsite

A child’s tragic death at Chickasaw NRA underscores the need to be extra careful with hazardous materials when camping with small children. Citronella oil, a common lantern fuel, is one of the products that must be kept out of a child’s reach.
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