Army Corps: campgrounds will not open

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Updated: 5/14/2013 3:44 pm Published: 5/14/2013 3:43 pm

A majority of campgrounds in eastern Oklahoma will not open this summer.

As FOX23 first told you in April, the Army Corps of Engineers says federal budget cuts are preventing them from opening more than a dozen recreation sites along the McClellan-Kerr navigation system on the Arkansas River.

The Corps has hundreds-of-thousands of dollars less to work with this year. That money covers mowing contracts, cleaning contracts and trash pick-up.

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gettingby - 5/14/2013 11:08 PM
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So the Corp of Engineers in which my father served is closing Afton Landing for the President and all. It is where my son doggedly overcame all his handicaps, where we pic-niked, toasted hot dogs, caught wiley perch and watched people haul in turtles. My son is dead now, burned alive. And now because of the Corps of Engineers decision, I cannot go and visit where he played and caught fish and ate picnics. It was the closest I could come to being with him. I am broken hearted. I have worked my whole life, paid my taxes always, and now I cannot be close to him by visiting Afton Landing. Families other than mine found happiness with camping and fishing. Now no one can. Is the government willing to refund our purchased licenses?
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