The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that several flood damage repair and improvement projects are underway that will affect reservations at various parks throughout Tulsa District.
Tulsa District encompasses all of Oklahoma, the southern half of Kansas, Lake Texoma that straddles Oklahoma and Texas and Pat Mayse Lake in Texas.
Existing reservations will be honored where possible but reservations will not be available through the National Recreation Reservation System at parks where the work will take place, according to Tulsa Beacon.
The district has received repair and recovery money for damage caused by last year’s floods, and some reservations have already been canceled with refunds issued. All efforts are made to notify campers as early as possible. The work will include such things as campsite renovation, electrical upgrades, roadwork and new restroom facilities.
Individual sites may not be available or entire campgrounds may be closed while the work is being done. At this point, there is no certainty as to when and where the campsite work may begin or how long it will affect parks.
Campers with concerns are encouraged to call their lake office or click on “recreation” at the district’s website at www.swt.usace.army.mil for further information. Bulletins will also be posted at www.recreation.gov on the campgrounds homepage.
The Tulsa District lake projects will continue to offer available campsites on a first-come, first-served basis.