The Chickasaw National Recreation Area near Sulphur has decreased its fee for a popular camping area because of the drought.
Antelope and Buffalo Springs, the headwaters of Travertine Creek, have stopped flowing and the creek has gone dry.
Visitors camp at the Cold Springs Campground because of the direct access to the cold swimming holes along Travertine Creek that the springs produce.
Since the springs stopped running and the swimming holes were deemed unsafe, visitors to the Cold Springs Campground has decreased significantly, park officials said.
As a result, the park will reduce the current nightly rate at the Cold Springs Campground from $14 to $7 per night.
The reduced rate begins Sept. 16 and will continue through Oct. 5 when the campground closes for the season.
For more information, call the Travertine Nature Center in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area at (580) 622-7234.