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DallasSteve

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Posted: 04/17/20 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of you who are not old and have not lived next door to Oklahoma all their lives may not know that their license plates used to say "Oklahoma Is OK". I thought that was their state motto, but apparently not.

However, Oklahoma Is OK for camping. At least so far. I am considering where to go in 3 weeks when my current park rental is up here in Georgetown, Texas. This is a very nice area, but in May it's going to start to get hot and that means spending a lot more on electricity to cool this RV.

So I want to head north and that means checking out where state parks are still open and most importantly where I don't have to self quarantine. Oklahoma scores a check mark for both of those. I may be headed that way. Oklahoma does requires self quarantine from 6 states, but I haven't been to any of them. Lucky for me I sidestepped Louisiana on the way back from Florida and went to Arkansas. I would prefer returning to Arkansas but their state parks are closed. Still, I might pick a private park there, because it may be the right climate in May.

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Posted: 04/17/20 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless I'm mistaken, Arkansas state parks are open but their restrooms, visitor centers, and such are closed.
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/covid-19-update

That said, we're happy to have you in OK. Have you been to Robbers' Cave SP? It's pretty nice.


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rexlion wrote:

Unless I'm mistaken, Arkansas state parks are open but their restrooms, visitor centers, and such are closed.
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/covid-19-update

That said, we're happy to have you in OK. Have you been to Robbers' Cave SP? It's pretty nice.

I have not been there, but it sounds interesting. I'll put it on the list.

I clicked on the Arkansas link you provided and I remember that's the page that caused me to say their camping is closed. There is a section titled "What is closed:" and under it one of the items is "All campgrounds". So I thought that means all RV campgrounds, too. What do you think?

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Posted: 04/17/20 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The SE part of Oklahoma is gorgeous, the Hugo and Broken Bow and Talimena Drive area is awesome.

North Texas wants Oklahoma water, but that's another whole story.

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May is Tornado season in Oklahoma. I live here and it’s really the last place I want to be in May.


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rexlion wrote:

Unless I'm mistaken, Arkansas state parks are open


Your link says All campgrounds in Arkansas state parks are closed. Which I am sure the OP knows.

BigD629 wrote:

May is Tornado season in Oklahoma. I live here and it’s really the last place I want to be in May.


And it is tornado season in Arkansas, and Kansas, and Texas, and Missouri, and Iowa, and east of the Mississippi River.

But to some extent, I agree with you. I certainly will never feel safe if I were to stop at the RV park just off I-35 on the north side of Norman.

In the Ouachita's would be less risk, especially in a valley and not on a ridge. Preferably the west downslope of a valley.

We are seriously considering moving north from Lake Texoma in May toward Lake Eufaula.


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Posted: 04/18/20 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigD629 wrote:

May is Tornado season in Oklahoma. I live here and it’s really the last place I want to be in May.
I agree. I have to drive through there on the way north. Timing is everything. I've missed a couple of "big ones" by only a day or two. I like OK but no thank you, I won't be staying.
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I was "Made" in Oklahoma, I am a result of a COLD winter they say. [emoticon]


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DallasSteve wrote:

Some people sign off with "Stay home and stay safe." That's unhealthy advice.

Stay active so that you don't get fat and unhealthy.

(You are much more at risk to your health from inactivity than from COVID-19.)


If being isolated for a month or two will make you “fat and unhealthy” you have FAR more serious health issues already.

BTW, “stay home” doesn’t mean you can’t go outside, walking, biking or jogging is perfectly acceptable as long as you practice social distancing.

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Posted: 04/29/20 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oklahoma is more than just "OK".
It's the Heart of America!

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