Monday, September 04, 2006

Paddle Eufaula Lake and North Canadian River

Dianne On Eufaula
Dianne On Eufaula,
originally uploaded by FreeWine.
This week the family to a very short road trip to the Checotah KOA. We are trying to learn the fine American custom of RV traveling and hoping tomake most of our mistakes close to home. Our first two trips in the RV seemed to bring the rain in so i am glad we kept it local. If bringing rain is a feature of this RV, then were really got a bargain!

The Checotah, Oklahoma KOA is unique in that it offers kayak rentals for paddling Eufaula Lake. They have a nice sized stack of Dagger kayaks and they will shuttle you to and from their private put-in on Eufaula Lake.

Kayaks for Rent on Eufaula

Dagger Kayaks at Checotah KOA

This top notch campground also offers shady RV sites, a nature trail, barnyard zoo, pool and restaurant. We spent one day paddling on the enormous Lake Eufaula and the next day we slipped down the road paddled the sandy banked North Canadian River from a put-in at Dogwood Acres.

Although the North Canadian River is very low now, we still enjoyed some great scenery and wildlife. Sadly, the rainy conditions today left me with few decent photos to share.

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