StateImpact on NPR: In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

  • Joe Wertz

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired a national version of our story on The Chickasaw National Recreation area as part of its special series on the centennial of the National Park Service.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is not a national park — but it used to be. And the story of what happened illustrates a changing view of what national parks are for.