Gas prices even higher on Lake Texoma for holiday weekend

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

LAKE TEXOMA -- Gas prices might be high on land, but on Lake Texoma they are even higher, and with the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, marinas are keeping tabs on what they are spending at the pump. Daniel Gotera reports.

On land, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.79. On the water, it’s $4.26, but officials at Grandpappy Point say those high prices aren't going to slow them from having a great Memorial Day weekend.

The recent price increase on land has increased the price on the water, too. Regular unleaded averages around $4.20 at the marina and $4.50 for diesel.

The high gas prices are just the latest blow to area marinas. Last year's flooding made for one of the worst economic years for lake businesses.

Officials at Grandpappy Point say they know the high prices will cut into holiday weekend profits, but they still expect a great crowd. General manager Jason Cottingame says while high prices are tough to swallow, the fun of being out on the water usually outweighs it.

"They’re higher than what it’s been normally, and that does scare a few people, but our boaters have a made a huge investment in their boats, and they are going to use it,"
Cottingame says.

Even though the gas prices are still high, officials at Grandpappy Point expect a great Memorial Day weekend. As far as the future, they expect gas prices to stay around the same or go up a little bit.

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