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Problem Solvers Coronavirus Hotline: Can I Still Visit State Parks?

Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 09:07:54-04

With the warmer weather, a lot of people are getting cabin fever and want to go outside or, perhaps, to a state park. But many viewers aren’t sure if they can.

One viewer called our coronavirus hotline and said, “We had reservations to go to a state park to stay in a cabin tomorrow.” Another caller asked, “If we have a fully-enclosed, fully self-sufficient RV, is it a violation to go to a state park and camp at an RV site?"

2 Works for You received all the rules officials with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department want you to know.

Hiking trails, picnic tables, fishing areas and boat ramps are available for outdoor recreation. Officials advise to practice social distancing, even when outdoors.

The number of open public restrooms in each state park has been reduced. A restroom will remain open for day users, but are limited in every state park.

RV campsites can be reserved through the online reservation system at or

Tent campsites are limited or temporarily unavailable in every state park. The online reservation system will list the open tent campgrounds.

All playgrounds in the state parks are closed to the public.

Large group gatherings are not allowed, and group sizes are limited to 10 persons or less.

Cabins are available for online reservation, but are subject to limitations based on availability. Pots, pans, plates, glasses and cooking/eating utensils have been removed from the cabins, and guest must bring their own.

All nature centers, group camps and community buildings are closed to large group gatherings.

All lodges and restaurants are closed at least through April 30.

If there is a coronavirus question you would like our problem solvers to look into, call our coronavirus hotline at 918-748-1502 and leave a message.

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