Flooding Closes Several Northeastern Oklahoma Campgrounds

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 8:34 am
By: Tess Maune

Flooding has closed many lake campgrounds around northeastern Oklahoma.

Rainfall totals show in the past 30 days, 6 to 11 inches of rain has fallen in northern Oklahoma. About 4 inches of that came in just the past two days, pushing the river and lake levels up.                         

Campers at New Mannford Ramp were forced to leave Wednesday because of the rising water. The City of Mannford has closed the campground until the water recedes.

Right now, Keystone Lake it about 15-feet above normal and rising. It's expected to come up at least another 6-feet in the next day or two. 

The Army Corps of Engineers – Tulsa District Office has closed three campgrounds at Keystone Lake and partially closed two.


Appalachia Bay - Closed
Cowskin Bay South - Closed
Keystone Ramp - Closed
Walnut Creek - Partially Closed
Washington Irving South - Partially Closed (Only sites 1-16 remain open)         

Ft. Gibson Lake is 18 feet above normal the Corps has closed a number of sites there as well.

Damsite South & North – Closed

Wahoo Bay – Closed

Jackson Bay – Closed

Taylor Ferry South – Partially closed

Taylor Ferry North & Beach – Closed

Rocky Point – Partially closed

Blue Bill – Closed

Flat Rock – Closed

Wild Wood – Closed

Lake Tenkiller is up almost 11 feet and at least two campgrounds are closed.

Snake Creek – Closed

Elk Creek – Closed


Eufaula, Skiatook and Grand Lake are between 3 and 5 feet high, but the Corps has not posted any information about closures at any of those lakes.

The Corps is releasing water from almost all of its northeastern Oklahoma lakes to help bring the levels down, but it's a complicated process that takes time.

For more information on closed campgrounds, click here.

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