A new attraction will open on Keystone Lake this summer. There’s plenty of work to be done at Jellystone Park in Mannford, but the waterpark is expected to be open sooner than you might think.
The ground work is being done for the water park set to be unlike any other in Oklahoma - one with a lakefront view.
“We've been getting a lot of feedback from people and they're very excited. They think this part of the country needs it, this part of the state, for the families. And no, there isn't much like it around,” said park manager, Ben Ryan.
They’re in the process of getting to the completed project - the towers are up, the water slides are almost ready to be installed and a hole where the pool will go has been dug.
Ryan said, “And then you'll have 40,000 square feet of pool deck to lounge on with sun shades.”
He said the goal is to have the water park complete and open for business by mid to late July.
“Can't promise it, but we're gonna try our best,” said Ryan.
Just because the water park won't be open until later this summer doesn't mean there's not still fun stuff to do, like playing on a Wibit - an inflatable island that takes up an acre of a cove. The Wibit was made and brought to Mannford from Germany.
Just across the cove, the 50 campsites have been updated and are open for business with even more campsites, cabins and fun to come in the future.
Ryan said, “Moving down, maybe adding another slide…building more pool deck and starting to turn everything into mini-golf as we come down...just more amenities for the families.”
While the campgrounds are open for campers, the floating island won't open until lifeguards can work which will start Memorial Day weekend.
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