Davis council OK's beer sales at Turner Falls

DAVIS, OK - Davis city officials have voted to allow Turner Falls to sell low point beer inside the park's convenience store. It's a measure that was shot down last year.

Campers at Turner Falls in Davis who choose to drink may not have to travel quite so far to purchase beer come Memorial Day weekend.

Turner Falls Park Manager Tom Graham said by then he hopes to be able to sell low point beer inside the park's convenience store.

"It's going to be at the Trading Post. It's the big convenience store, gift shop and it will be the only spot in the park that they can buy it at," Graham said.

Earlier this month, the Davis City Council approved Graham's suggestion of selling beer.

Davis Mayor Ed Parks said he supports the measure because it will bring more money to the park and the city and help keep drunk drivers off the road.

"I'm not saying everyone in here is an alcoholic but when they bring a case of beer and they drink it all by Saturday afternoon they are going to go after more beer," Parks said. "They leave the park, no telling what kind of shape they are in, they put people on the highway at risk and we cant check everyone going in and out."

Graham said currently the closest place for campers to purchase alcohol is a quarter mile outside the park.

"It causes problems with our traffic congestion outside," Graham said. "Besides the convenience for the guests to have it inside the park, it will keep some traffic off the highway."

The park has filed for a Murray County liquor license, Graham said once it is approved by the county, it has to be okayed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission which could take up to four weeks.

Parks said money from park beer sales will go to the city of Davis and mostly be used for maintenance at Turner Falls.

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  • by Bubba Location: Sherman on Apr 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Waterfall, slippery rocks, tightly packed campsites...and beer! Genius.
  • by Deezy on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    Not taking my family back there...this place will be completely trashed within a couple years.
  • by JJ Location: Oklahoma on Apr 26, 2012 at 08:17 AM
    Oh get ready.. if you thought the hispanics were taking over Turner Falls... Just wait!
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      by vato on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM in reply to JJ
      We are going to take over this country also.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:47 AM in reply to vato
        Yeah right, we see how well Mexico is doing.. Good luck
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Apr 26, 2012 at 07:15 AM
    They might as well just stick with water. That's all Oklahoma beer is anyway. Why bother?
  • by Bubba Redneck Location: sherman on Apr 26, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    Thank You Davis council for showing your true intellgence...its a really smart dare i say genius move to legalize the sale of alcohol at the biggest red neck/ little mexico party palace in oklahoma...lets all sit back and watch the death toll rise...pure genius move Davis coucil....can't wait for memorial day to get here and hear about all the alcohol induced carnage that happens at Turner Falls..this is defintally one place that i will NEVER return to..
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      by Davis person on Apr 26, 2012 at 02:43 PM in reply to Bubba Redneck
      The city council is smart. Some guest (not all) have carried beer in their ice chests when they come to Turner Falls for years. This will keep them off of the highway.
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        by Bubba Redneck on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:30 PM in reply to Davis person
        i rest my case....thanks davis person....
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