Chickasaw National Recreation Area reopens to visitors

SULPHUR, OK – Chickasaw National Recreation Area re-opened to visitors on the morning of October 17th after a Continuing Resolution to restore federal government funding was passed by Congress and signed by the President. Visitors can now access public areas and roads in the park. Hunting has also resumed in designated portions of the park, in accordance with State hunting regulations. Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

“We regret any inconvenience caused by the closure of the park and the park staff is delighted to be able to welcome visitors to Chickasaw National Recreation Area once again,” said Superintendent Bruce Noble. “Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all that the park has to offer.”

All areas of the park are open, except for Cold Springs Campground, Central Campground, and Loops A and B of Buckhorn Campground which are all closed for the season.