TULSA - Much has been talked about the nation's sequester. It's most recent victim? Tulsa-area campgrounds.
The opening of several grounds along the Arkansas River have been delayed, with the possibility they may not all season.
"We're not permanently closing them, we just need to figure out how we properly prioritize the funding we've gotten for this fiscal year," Col. Mike Teague, Tulsa district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
-- Chouteau and Newt Graham Lock and Dams
-- Afton Landing
-- Bluff Landing
-- Tullahassee Loop primitive
-- Highway 33 Landing and Coal Creek access areas will remain open for boat launching only. Services such as mowing, cleaning, and restroom availability may not be provided if previously available at these ramps.
-- R.S. Kerr Reservoir
-- Applegate Cove
-- Short Mountain Cove
-- Cowlington Point
-- Damsite Day Use Area
-- Tamaha Landing, Keota Landing Otter Creek access areas open for boat launching only. Services such as mowing, cleaning, and restroom availability may not be provided if previously available at these ramps.
-- Webbers Falls
-- Brewers Bend
-- Spaniard Creek
-- Spaniard Creek Day Use Area and Highway 10 Landing will be open for boat launching only. Services such as mowing, cleaning, and restroom availability may not be provided if previously available at these ramps.
Applegate Cove, Short Mountain Cove, and Cowlington Point campgrounds at R.S. Kerr are the only recreation areas of these parks that accept reservations.
Boats shouldn't have problems, Teague said. "We are going to keep the boat ramps open so folks can still get out on the river," Teague said. "They just won't be able to get to the campgrounds right along the river."
Army Corps officials say any reservations made for the month of April can be refunded on recreation.gov.
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