Prairie Loop Trail, Chickasaw National Recreation Area , Oklahoma

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About Prairie Loop Trail, Chickasaw National Recreation Area :

This pleasant trail is approximately 0.6 miles in length. Where the trail leads across Travertine Creek you will see green reed-like plants that are often mistaken for bamboo. This plant is commonly known as horsetail or scouring rush. After crossing the creek, the trail forks. The left trail will take you up a limestone slope covered with cedar and oaks. You will pass by small openings of what once was vast mixed grass prairies, but now the dominant vegetation is cedar and several hardwoods. As you come to the top of the slope, you will see in season cone flowers, prickly pear, yucca, and primroses. As you finish the loop, you will return to the starting point at the main trail.

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About Prairie Loop Trail, Chickasaw National Recreation Area :
Chickasaw National Recreation Area preserves partially forested hills of south-central Oklahoma near Sulphur. Named to honor the Chickasaw Indian Nation, who were relocated to the area from the Southeastern United States during the 1830's (and who later donated the land for the park to the Federal government), the park's springs, streams, and lakes provide swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, and hiking. As part of the Chickasaw tribe's arrangement with the U.S. government, the park does not charge an admission fee. Established as Sulphur Springs Reservation on July 1, 1902; renamed and redesignated Platt National Park on June 29, 1906; combined with Arbuckle National Recreation Area and additional lands and renamed and redesignated on 17 March 1976. Of the park's 9888.8 acres (40.0 kmē) water covers 2409 acres (9.75 kmē). The park contains many fine examples of 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps architecture. CCC stone work at Hillside Spring CCC workers created p
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