Corps Of Engineers To Reopen Some Oklahoma Campgrounds

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:01 am
By: News On 6

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says some of its campgrounds along the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System should be open by Nov. 22.

In a news release, the Corps says campgrounds closed earlier this year due to funding limitations that would normally be open, will return to the regular fall schedule.

5/14/2013 Related Story: Corps Says Navigation System Campgrounds To Stay Closed

It says areas normally closed for the fall/winter period will remain closed in accordance with the regular 2013 park schedule.

The Corps cautions that it continues to operate under a short-term continuing resolution and without a federal budget, "it is currently unclear if there will be available funding to keep the parks open for the spring/summer recreation season."

The areas to reopen include:

• McClellan-Kerr Navigation System

        Afton Landing
        Tullahassee Loop primitive campground

• Webbers Falls

         Brewers Bend
         Spaniard Creek

• R.S. Kerr Reservoir

          Applegate Cove – boat ramp open, primitive camping only
          Short Mountain Cove – boat ramp open, primitive camping in winter loop
          Cowlington Point – boat ramp open, camping in the winter loop

Additionally, the Corps of Engineers states in the release, because of the continuing budgetary constraints, visitors should be aware that there may be damage to some facilities that will keep them closed, there may be high grass in areas, and some silted boat ramps.