Sequoyah State Park To Charge $5 Per Car For Fireworks Display - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Sequoyah State Park To Charge $5 Per Car For Fireworks Display

Posted: Updated:
HULBERT, Oklahoma -

For the first time, a local state park is charging spectators a fee to see its annual fireworks show this year.

Sequoyah State Park on Fort Gibson Lake says so many visitors come during the Fourth of July weekend, it needs extra money to maintain the area.

"It's not been that way before but it's not going to be a big deal," spectator Kyle Moore said.

If you're headed out to Hulbert, you're going to be charged $5 a car to get in to see the fireworks show tonight.

This is the first year the park has asked for an event fee.

"Five dollars isn't much for fireworks ...some people will object to it I'm sure I don't think it's too bad," camper Gordon Null said.

The park supervisor says the money will help keep the park operating with the influx of visitors coming to the park over the weekend.

With all the visitors coming into the park, officials have to spend more on the upkeep of their facilities, which involves even small things like toilet paper.

The supervisors says cars with six people or less will get charged the $5 fee, but larger groups could be charged a slightly higher fee to get in.

"So far it's been good," park manager Tony Presley said. "We've had one or two complaints, which we expected. Some not used to paying to get into a state park at all. A lot of them appreciate them that we're doing something."

Fireworks will go off at dusk between 9 and 9:15 p.m.

Between 500 and 1000 people are expected to watch the fireworks from Sequoyah State Park this year.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!


See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Oklahoma's Own is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.