Some Local Campgrounds Open And Booked Up For Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2020

With many Oklahoma families feeling cooped up after months of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, some local campgrounds are popular destinations for Memorial Day weekend.

Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts' two locations in Oklahoma, in Mannford and Eufaula, say they're ready to safely welcome a sold-out crowd this weekend.

"We have about 85 campsites rented for the weekend," said Beth Ryan, owner and operator of the Mannford site, on Keystone Lake. Ryan said the park is going to great lengths to keep people safe.

"The playgrounds are still closed. Restrooms will be cleaned a lot more frequently than normally. For the swimming pools we have socially distanced the pool furniture. We're going to be spraying the chairs down with a sanitizing agent."

"The pool water is sanitary because it's chlorinated," Ryan said. "We are socially distancing the water slides so people are more separated while waiting in line. And the lake is the lake."

Ryan said park operators will hold guests to a high standard.

"Each customer needs to be socially responsible for themselves, and not impose their carelessness on other people," she said. "If they don't care about COVID, they still need to be socially respectful and responsible."

The parks plan to be open for the remainder of the summer.