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08-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Oklahoma Fall Crappie Camp - Rocky Point Campgrounds, Ft. Gibson, OK,

Camping out in nature with old and new friends.....talking about fishing around a campfire....and cooking over an open fire.... no frills.... no schedule.... no awards....no time restraints ....and certainly no "honey do's"...this is what the Oklahoma Fall Crappie camp is all about...fishin'...camping...and more fishin'. Join us on October 17th,18th and 19th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at Ft. Gibson Lake, Rocky Point Campground, and enjoy some of the best Fall Crappie fishing in Oklahoma.

The Rocky Point Campground exit is located 4 miles North of Wagoner, Oklahoma off of Highway 69. From Highway 69, turn East on Whitehorn Cove Road (E690/OK251D), then after 3 miles, turn left (North) on Rocky Point Road (S320) to the Rocky Point Campgrounds. Try to locate a camping site from #11- #28 and #3 - #10. Use Link below then left click on "Print Facility Map" to see Campground sites.

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/rocky-point-ft-gibson/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=7337 4
Ft. Gibson Lake is operated by the Corp of Engineers, Tulsa District and reservations can not be made for this time of the year. RV sites are $20.00 (50amp) and $18.00(30amp) each night and Tent sites (non electric) are $14.00 each night. It is okay with the Corps to rent a RV site, for the RV rate) and pitch your tent on it.

"America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Passes" are honored by the COE and 30 amp camp sites rates are reduced from $18.00 per night to $9.00 per night (50 amp rates are $20.00 per night before discount). To get the "America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass", if you are 62 or over, contact the National Park Service. The website for more information is http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm (http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm) . To find the nearest location to obtain the "Pass" hold "Control - click" on "federal recreation site" and you will see a list for each state. The cost is $10.00 for a Lifetime pass! (Woodworker42, sometimes it does pay to be old!)

Ranger09 will be helping out with information on good fishing areas and techniques to safely catch Crappie in any size boat. You don't have to have a large boat to fish the area we selected for the Fall Camp. Fishing maps will be provided.

The Corps representative indicated that October is a popular month for campers and they normally start arriving on Friday for the weekend. In order for us to get together as a group, she suggests that we arrive on Thursday afternoon/evening, October 16th or early Friday, October 17th. She said there are plenty of camping spaces for everyone.

The"Early Birds" will probably start arriving on Thursday, October 16th to set up camp and getting an early start on this "laid back" fishing weekend. So far, fifteen folks have indicated they intend to make the Camp, If you decide to "camp" in a cabin or motel, please come join us in the evenings at the Campgrounds and enjoy the hospitality of the "tent folks".

Also, a special invitation is extended to the Kansas folks that are crossing the"border" to come and join us at the Campgrounds. Looking forward to meeting everyone........

http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Portals/41/docs/lakes/ftgibson/FtGibsonLB2014.pdf (http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Portals/41/docs/lakes/ftgibson/FtGibsonLB2014.pdf)

http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html (http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html)