MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- While the snow may be a melted memory at Lake Texoma, tourism officials say they hope for a flurry of business this recreation season.
The construction truck replaces the RV at the Catfish Bay campgrounds for improvements made possible by $75,000 from the Oklahoma State Tourism Department
"Receiving the money is going to help us get the campgrounds back open," Lake Texoma State Park manager Greg Snider says.
Snider says the summer floods ruined most of the infrastructure at the campgrounds, but they are fixing as much as they can, keeping environmental factors in mind so this piece of nature stays intact.
"We want safe, healthy campgrounds, good for our customers," Snider says.
State tourism officials say they saw what happened last summer. In a meeting in Durant on Tuesday, they say they want to help provide marketing tools.
"We want to let people know about the area and let travelers know there are campgrounds and private units they can enjoy," Sandy Pautlik, Oklahoma director of travel and tourism, says.
Snider says the campgrounds should be partially open by the May 1 deadline. After Catfish Bay is finished, they will evaluate what to do at the rest of the campgrounds at the state park.