State Park golf courses to remain open, lodges to close through April 15

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Golf courses operated by Oklahoma State Parks are remaining open, although the lodges will be closed beginning Saturday through April 15.

The state park golf courses are Lake Murray in Ardmore, Cedar Creek in Broken Bow, Fort Cobb Golf Course, Arrowhead Golf Course in Canadian, Roman Nose in Watonga, Sequoyah GC in Hulburt and Grand Cherokee in Disney.

Trails, recreation areas, cabins and RV areas will remain open.

Following is a release from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

As COVID-19 forces Americans indoors on what was for many expected to be a week of travel, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department is focused on helping keep its staff and fellow Oklahomans safe while also providing the latest information on temporary business closings and rescheduled events around the state.

Oklahoma Tourism Information Centers are temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, although exterior restrooms at the Blackwell (Interstate 35), Sallisaw (Interstate 40) and Erick (Interstate 40) centers will remain open for travelers. A wide selection of Oklahoma travel brochures remains available for order free at, and PDF versions of all Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department guides can be viewed and downloaded from the site. The Department’s warehouse will continue to ship brochure orders as long as it is safe for the staff to do so, but customers should allow a few days longer for delivery than usual.

The TravelOK staff is working to update with the most timely and accurate information about attraction and event closings while also assisting users with their travel questions and concerns via email and the Department’s social media channels. The staff is editing’s event listings when warranted because of cancellation or postponement. They are also placing notices on attraction, restaurant and lodging pages whenever closures or limited availability or hours are announced.

The Department encourages all business owners, managers and event organizers who have a presence on TravelOK to contact the team at with any updates on their business. In the coming days, social media pages will be sharing content that will not only keep travelers informed but inspired for future adventures in Oklahoma.

• Oklahoma State Park lodges, nature centers, group camps/dining halls and community buildings are closed to future visits through April 15. Park cabins, campgrounds and RV sites, as well as outdoor public spaces and restrooms, will remain open at this time. Cave Tours at Alabaster Caverns will also be suspended through April 15. Park staff has been working to continuously clean throughout the day, focusing on high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces.

• “Discover Oklahoma,” the state’s official tourism and travel television show, is expected to air at its normal time of 6:30 p.m. Saturday on KFOR, “Oklahoma’s News Channel 4” in Oklahoma City; KTUL, “Oklahoma’s Channel 8” in Tulsa; KSWO, “7 News in Lawton” and on KTEN (channel 10.3) in Sherman/Dennison and Ardmore/Ada. To view previous episodes of the show, visit or

For the latest information on the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and tourism attractions and events around the state, visit or follow the Department’s social media accounts.

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