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9:58 am
Sat March 5, 2011

State Parks to Be Closed

Oklahoma City, OK –

Oklahoma tourism officials closing state parks

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says seven state parks will close for good this year because of budget cuts.

Officials announced Friday that Adair State Park in Stilwell, Beaver Dunes in Beaver, Boggy Depot in Atoka, Brushy Lake in Sallisaw, Heavener Runestone in Heavener, Lake Eucha in Jay, and Wah-Sha-She in Copan will shut down Aug. 15.

The Tulsa World reports that agency officials say the closures will save the state nearly $700,000 annually. The 10 employees affected by the closures will be transferred to other facilities.