Oklahoma National Parks

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

 

Chickasaw National Recreation Area - Springs, streams and lakes are the attractions at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the first national park in the state of Oklahoma. Visitors to the park find a variety of activities including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting and enjoying nature.

Fort Smith National Historic Site - Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Commemorating a significant phase of America's westward expansion, it stands today as a reminder of 80 turbulent years in the history of Federal Indian Policy.

Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail - In 1838, the United States government forcibly removed more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (today known as Oklahoma). The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. Today the trail encompasses about 2,200 miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine states.

Oklahoma City National Memorial - Oklahoma City National Memorial honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995.  The outdoor Symbolic Memorial consists of the following segments on 3.3 acres:  The Gates of Time, Reflecting Pool, Children's Area, Rescuers' Orchard, The "Survivor Tree" and The Memorial Fence.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site - Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868.

 

For more information visit the National Park Service website