Chickasaw National Recreation Area


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Chickasaw National Recreation Area:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Address:1008 W 2nd St
Sulphur, OK 73086

Phone:580-622-3165
Fax:580-622-6931
Web: www.nps.gov/chic/
Size: 9,860 acres.
Established: Authorized as Sulphur Springs Reservation on July 1, 1902; combined with Arbuckle National Recreation Area and redesignated March 17, 1976.
Location:On OK 177, just south of the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma; 90 miles south of Oklahoma City and 120 miles north of Dallas.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, information and nature center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicyling, swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Chickasaw is one of the most heavily visited parks for its size in the National Park System, with 3.4 million visitors a year. The park is named to honor the Chickasaw Indian Nation, the original occupants of this land. The Travertine Nature Center offers nature study for both organized school groups and the casual visitor. Many visitors still come to drink the water from several mineral springs.

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A landmark in natural resource conservation, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is the first and only national park area in the United States established at the request of an Indian Tribe, the Chickasaw Nation.
For more information about the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, visit http://www.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter is the 10th coin in the United States Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative to honor 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456.
Information about Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter is available at http://www.