Thursday, October 20, 2005

More Fun on the Mighty Muddy Deep Fork River

Picking, Paddling and Pelicans

I think we might take another paddle down the Deep Fork River this weekend, we didn't quite get enough last time. Cooler weather is right around the corner, the leaves are changing and last weekend we forgot the camera! All great reasons for a weekend trip paddling down the mighty muddy Deep Fork River.

True, it doesn't offer the thrills and crystal clear waters of the lower Mountain Fork River or the bevy of canoe liveries that line the Illinois River. However, paddling the Deep Fork River offers wonderful solitude, diverse and abundant wildlife and an obstacle course of curves, underwater logs and maze like logjams to negotiate. Even at its current low water level, there's Plenty O' Muddy Fun to be had by all!

Deep Fork Music Festival in Chandler, OK November 4th - 6th, 2005
Not only is cooler weather right around the corner, but so is the annual Deep Fork Music Festival in Chandler, OK. Held on the first weekend of every November, this festival features Oklahoma's finest grass-roots music performers. The Deep Fork Music Festival is also the home of the Oklahoma State Autoharp Championship and the Deep Fork Festival Dulcimer Championship.

Spend the night at the campground and enjoy music, food and all-night Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Blues, Red Dirt, Traditional Mountain Music, Alternative Country, Appalachian, Grass-Roots and all manner of Acoustic jamming. Check out the list of pickers and grinners schedule to appear: 2005 Deep Fork Music Festival Line-up.

Phone: 405-589-1573
Fax: 405-359-8612
Web site:

If that's not enough to get you out and about for an Oklahoma Road Trip this weekend, how about lake paddling? I'm tempted to head out to Tenkiller Lake or Keystone Lake this weekend...they say it is for the birds...the migrating birds!

Hordes of American white pelicans carpeted Keystone Lake at Osage Point north of Cleveland earlier this week. Some 10,000 of the creatures floated and fished in the shallow water, while others, circled overhead on wings that can span more than nine feet. -- AP Article

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