Thursday, August 25, 2005

High Water At Turner Falls

More Oklahoma Whitewater!

Turner Falls Park in Oklahoma
I just learned from an Oklahoma blogger that the Turner Falls area has gotten some major rainfall recently. Judging from the picture James posted, I think I may need to personally investigate this matter. We have been getting some rain here in my area lately, but nothing like at Turner Falls.

I haven't been able to visit the Turner Falls area since my days of attending church camp there as a child. Even then, as a cynical, self-absorbed youth, I found the beauty of Turner Falls to be awe inspiring

Over five inches of rain fell between Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14, stranding more than a dozen campers at Turner Falls Park.

Park Manager Tom Graham said Monday picnic tables are the only known casualties of the August flood. About 15 campers, however, played the waiting game, waiting for Honey Creek to recede.

Anybody make it out that way for some paddling?

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Babs said...

Hey! Look at you! I didn't know you had this new site. Turner Falls is one of the most beautiful places in OK. I too remember my church youth group camp days from that area. Of course, I don't remember the water raging quite like this picture. Wish I were there right now.

Thomas said...

Thanks for stopping by, Babs!

I just put this site and blog online. To be honest, we have gotten into this paddling thing so much lately I was having a hard time not blogging about it on my Oklahoma Wine News blog.

Also, I think the state watersports industry needs the same kind of online resources created for it, that we have tried to bring to the Oklahoma wineries.

Finally, since both of these websites are Oklahoma tourism related sites, I am hoping there will be some synergy between them.

Wish us luck!

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