WATTS, Okla. — The Grand River Dam Authority is constructing a whitewater park called WOKA. The park is expected to draw 85,000 visitors annually to northeastern Oklahoma.
WOKA's location borders Oklahoma and Arkansas, in the town of Watts. The 30-acre park will have a 1,200-foot-long, 100-foot-wide Illinois River channel.
There are also plans for eight drop features that will provide low-hazard waves for kayakers, surfers, and tubers of all skill levels.
The project's total cost is $33 million. Most of the funding is provided by the Walton Family Foundation.
WOKA Whitewater Park will be complete in 2023.
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