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Perilous Plants Ponca City OK

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

Sarge Creek Cove (COE Kaw Reservoir)
(580) 762-5611
Kaw City, OK
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Red River Ranch RV Resort
(580) 276-4411
Thackerville, OK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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WinStar RV Park
(580) 276-8900
Thackerville, OK
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Golf Nearby

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Taylor Ferry South (COE-Fort Gibson Reservoir)
(918) 485-4792
Wagoner, OK
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing

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Washington Cove (COE - Copan Lake)
(918) 532-4129
Copan, OK
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Big Cedar RV Park & Cabins
(918) 651-3271
Big Cedar, OK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry

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Cherokee Landing State Park
(918) 457-5716
Tahlequah, OK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Boiling Springs State Park
(580) 256-7664
Woodward, OK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Walnut Creek State Park
(918) 865-4991
Prue, OK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Cedar Oaks RV Resort*
(800) 880-8884
1550 83rd St NW
Grove, OK
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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