Brushy Lake Park (Sallisaw, Oklahoma)

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Brushy Lake Park
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of Brushy Lake Park
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of Brushy Lake Park
Location Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States
Nearest city Sallisaw, OK
Coordinates 35°32′32″N 94°49′04″W / 35.542222°N 94.817778°W / 35.542222; -94.817778Coordinates: 35°32′32″N 94°49′04″W / 35.542222°N 94.817778°W / 35.542222; -94.817778
Area 90 acres (36 ha)
Governing body City of Sallisaw
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Brushy Lake Park is a 90-acre (360,000 m2) former Oklahoma state park located in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, 8 miles (13 km) north of the city of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Located in the scenic wooded Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma beside the 300 acres (120 ha) Brushy Lake,[1] this park offers visitors a quiet, secluded recreation destination with camping, picnic areas, fishing and boating. Facilities include eight day-use picnic areas with tables and grills, group shelters with electricity, 23 concrete camping sites including RV sites, playgrounds and a lighted boat ramp, as well as boat and fishing docks. Electric service, water service and comfort stations with showers are all available.[2]

After being proposed for closure in 2011, management and ownership of the park were transferred to the city of Sallisaw.[3][4]

An interview with park manager Mike Hancock in 2014 indicates that the park's situation has improved since the responsibility was handed to the city. He noted that the RV and camping spaces were staying full because the city was better able to fund maintenance that had previously been deferred by the state.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma State Park", Accessed August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ " City of Sallisaw. "Brushy Lake Park." Accessed August 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brushy Lake State Park". Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "All Seven Oklahoma State Parks Slated For Closure To Remain Open". News One 6. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ Layden, Logan. "Some Parks Oklahoma Offloaded to Save Money Are Thriving Under Local Control." State Impact (NPR Project). April 3, 2014. Accessed August 26, 2015.