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GRDA constructs whitewater park in northeastern Oklahoma

Posted at 7:46 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 07:10:26-04

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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