We are starting to see cooler weather here in Tahlequah. Here at Tour Tahlequah we obviously love the outdoors. We think about fall and our mind goes to pumpkins, leaves, and colors. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact we love it! Something else we love is camping!! Camping brings people together and allows time for personal connection.
Some people are outdoor lovers and some are not. This article is for both! We are so lucky to have camping areas and five star resorts so close to us. Lake Tenkiller offers great options with Resorts such as Terrapin Peak Bed, Breakfast & Beyond (https://www.terrapinpeakbbb.com/). Here you will find cozy cabins with delightful accommodations, and food you will talk about for years! Campgrounds such as Cherokee Landing offer electric hookups. You can also camp at one of our many public access sites!
Wait?! I have never been camping but always wanted to go, what do I need? Here’s the hookup with some camping essentials!
If you have never been camping, and think you can handle the cold, think again! Stay warm with a sleeping bag or regret it in the morning. You will be thanking us when you wake up and your toes aren’t frozen. Plus who doesn't love getting cozy in a sleeping bag?
Bringing a tent might not be essential. Some people like to rough it, but if there is rain in the forecast or heavy winds you will want to pop that tent up to have some shelter. I myself am guilty of forgetting the tent tarp, and waking up soaking wet. Always check all your equipment before you leave! I know I learned my lesson!
A traditional camping activity is whittling a stick to roast your hot dog on. Somehow it makes the hot dog taste better? You also might find the need to cut some rope, or possibly fishing line if you plan on catching dinner! Whatever the case we promise a knife will come in handy.
First Aid Kit
Camping can take you some pretty interesting places. The woods can produce all kinds of harmful things and accidents happen. In regards to camping, let’s make it a rule. Always bring a first aid kit!
We would love to hear some of the things you like to do when camping! Let us know in the comments below! As always you can find all the information for Tahlequah and it's amazing activities on our website. We welcome everyone and are always glad to help you out! Thanks for reading.
Author: Tim Bradshaw
Tour Tahlequah Marketing Specialist
We all know that sometimes nature just takes it course. Not too long ago we had some serious rain storms come through. Our beautiful Lake Tenkiller was flooded and accumulated a lot of trash! Lake Tenkiller is a popular place for boating, fishing, and diving. Over here at Tour Tahlequah we realized that we needed to do something about it so we took action! In August we held our first event Tidy Up Tenkiller.
The event had great response and the numbers reflected that. 160 volunteers
- Roll off dumpsters weighed in with 27.6 tons/55,200 lbs. of debris
- 200 tires @ 25 lbs. each = 5,000 lbs collected and removed
- 1,024 30 gal. bags @ 5 lbs. each collected on land = 5,120 lbs of debris
Total debris collected: 65,302 lbs./408 lbs. per volunteer over 3 days removed from the lake!
We decided, because this worked so well we would do it again! Tidy up Tenkiller ROUND 2!
Fall clean up is going to be at Chicken Creek & the surrounding area.......and ALSO......Snake Creek Island!
FREE T-SHIRTS to the first 50 who register!
Go to www.laketenkiller.com to register
Take pride in your town and let's make this event even bigger then the next!
By: Tim Bradshaw
Tour Tahlequah Marketing Specialist