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Flooding is forcing the Army Corps of Engineers to cancel reservations for all of its campgrounds at Lake Tenkiller and Lake Eufaula.
Reservations at Tenkiller’s Chicken Creek, Cookson Bend, Elk Creek, Petit Bay One, Petit Bay Two, Snake Creek and Strayhorn Landing are canceled through July.
But at Eufaula, the Corps said it was canceling reservations through the end of the season, which is September 30th.
The Corps later issued a clarification, saying Tenkiller Ferry Lake and Lake Eufaula are both open for recreation. It said as lake levels fall and it repairs campgrounds it will re-open campsites on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Corps says its rangers, lake office staff, and volunteers are making repairs as quickly as possible.
Higher lake levels and improved camping sites are expected to draw more campers this upcoming season at Lake Lanier.
The reservation phone line already is jumping, said Brian Johnson, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ campground program manager.
Early numbers show “we’ll have more people in the campgrounds,” he said. “This will be a busy year.”
Old Federal and Bald Ridge are scheduled to open March 26;. Duckett Mill, Bolding Mill and Sawnee campgrounds open April 11; and Van Pugh South, a former day-use park converted to a campground, could have a later start.
“We’ve got some things we need to get done there,” Johnson said. “Right now, we’re not taking reservations online because it may open a little later.”