SULPHUR, Oklahoma:   Chickasaw National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that recent restrictions regarding campfire use at recreation area campgrounds and picnic areas have been removed. Visitors may once again use wood and charcoal fuel sources to build campfires.  Recent restrictions had been made concerning fire severity at the recreation area. At this time fire risk conditions have improved enough to allow wood and charcoal campfires. Campfires are restricted to containment within fire grates and no ground fires are permitted. Dead and down wood may be gathered within campgrounds for use as campfire fuel.

 

Fire risk associated with drought conditions at the recreation area  had restricted hunting to archery only. Hunters may now use firearms associated with appropriate season and bag limits as well.

 

For more information about visiting Chickasaw National Recreation Area check  www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.

 

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1008 West 2nd Street

Sulphur, OK 73086

 

580 622-3161 phone

580 622-2296 fax

 

http://www.nps.gov/chic/