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Recreation and Covid-19

In response to the Center for Disease Control recommendations for reducing the spread of COVID-19, the Tulsa District will be implementing campground closures for some Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds.  Reservations within one of these closed areas will be cancelled through May 15, 2020 and payments will be refunded.  Camping will continue in areas that remain open but campground reservations and fees must be made in advance at www.recreation.gov  .  Refund policies remain unchanged for those areas that remain open.

Additionally some projects are experiencing flooding at this time.  The following responses have been received to date.

Big Hill, Elk City & Fall River

Canton

Copan & Hulah

Council Grove

Eufaula & R. S. Kerr

Ft. Gibson, Newt Graham & Chouteau

Ft. Supply

Hugo

John Redmond

Kaw

Keystone & Heyburn

Marion

Oologah

Pat Mayse

Pine Creek

Sardis

Skiatook & Birch

Tenkiller

Texoma

Waurika

Weather/Flood Related Campground Closures

This is the most recent weather/flood related closures as provided by the lake offices. This list may not be comprehensive as conditions change rapidly with weather-related closures. We will update closures as they are reported by the lake office.

We recommend you contact the lake office directly for the most up-to-date information regarding weather/flood related closures of campgrounds.  Closures of campgrounds for reasons other than weather/flood related or seasonal closures may be found on the "News and Notices" page of individual projects.

Updates of 2019 Closures

The following reports are the February 27, 2020 updates of the weather/flood closures of 2019 and are in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 recreation season.  Seasonal campground closures varies across the district and may still be in effect.  We will be posting additional updates as the peak season approaches.

Ft Gibson - Dam Site South

Tenkiller

Council Grove

John Redmond

Keystone

Chouteau Pool - Afton Landing: Campsites 12-22 are closed indefinitely due to large amounts of sediment.

 

 

 

 

 

Reservation Cancellations

For those whose camping reservations are cancelled due to flood closure, please give the Recreation Reservation System time to process cancellations. We recommend you call them at 877-444-6777.

As park closures are often related to flooding, we recommend visiting our Water Control Data Site to check lake levels before visiting a lake. If you have concerns about flooding at area lakes please contact the relevant lake office where you will be camping or recreating before traveling. A link to the contact information for Tulsa District lake offices is available below.

Lake Office Contact Information

Seasonal Campground Closures

Peak recreation season varies throughout the Tulsa District but generally ends on September 30th of each year.  Many parks and campgrounds close in the fall and remain closed through the winter months.  Some parks may have partial openings for camping on a first-come/first-served basis.  Partially open campgrounds may have reduced services, meaning that water, sewer and/or power is not available. 

Boat ramps are typically open unless the entire park is closed.  In the event of a boat ramp closure in an open or partially open park, barricades will be placed in front of the ramp.

Campsite reservations which are reservable through the Recreation.gov website are only available during the peak recreation season.

If you have questions about a specific campground, please contact the lake office.  Email contact and phone numbers are available on the “Contact a Lake” page.