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Anyone have any recommendations on a decent place to camp that's not too far from the Expo Center?

We're camping with a bike and Aspen trailer, not an RV.
Was planning on booking at the KOA listed in Wing World but when I went to the KOA website I can't locate that KOA. Perhaps it's no longer there or no longer a KOA.

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The Wing Ding website lists the KOA and its address:
193rd E. Ave & I-44
Catoosa, OK
918-266-4227

I plugged the address into Google Maps. You can see the campground in satellite view. However, recent reviews for the campground are not favourable: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Oklahoma/Catoosa.html so it may be that KOA pulled its franchise.

The nearest state campground would probably be Keystone at about 24 miles: http://www.touroklahoma.com/detail.asp?id=1%2B5U%2B7344

I was considering camping, but have since decided to share a room at a hotel, largely because of anticipated temperatures. I camped at Billings KOA in 2007 and never stopped sweating :shock: (no a/c). A number of us Canadians (from Region K, at least) have booked rooms at Comfort Suites (8039 E. 33rd St. S).

I'll be purchasing an Aspen Sentry this spring and will camp on the way to and from Tulsa, so will probably appreciate five nights in a hotel in Tulsa anyway. ;)

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Thanks Arthur. We tried calling the number listed in Wing World for the KOA and it had a "No longer a working number" message.

I don't see a hotel being a solution for us. We're pretty dedicated campers.
 

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Just read this and wanted to let you know something. I drove thru the Expo area monday and they have a new RV park but not sure rules on camping with Aspen or tent. Might want to pull up Expo square and ask them.
 

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As a Tulsa resident, I know the KOA is closed. Bought last year by the casino across the street. There are a couple of places in town that might have you for a few days. I can check them and let you know in a day or two.
 

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We ended up making reservations here: http://www.mingorvpark.com/default.asp?file=Home

Sounds like a typical RV type park, I.e. more like parking than camping but it's close to the event site so we took it.

Would be great if there were a few of us there amongst the RVs.....

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Steve
 

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I was considering camping, but have since decided to share a room at a hotel, largely because of anticipated temperatures.

Arthur
july in tulsa should yield triple digit temps, and of course a nice healthy dose of humidity

but for a change of pace, it is in tornado alley

not the ideal place to camp in july
 

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july in tulsa should yield triple digit temps, and of course a nice healthy dose of humidity

but for a change of pace, it is in tornado alley

not the ideal place to camp in july
BTDT.

After a few day of it, your body starts to adjust.

Also, I've had southern campgrounds all to myself more than once in July and August.

The worst part is the first hour in the sack waiting for the ground to cool off.
 

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Memories....That used to be a trailer park where I rented a trailer while going to school at Spartan School Aeronautics. Tornado and floods have wiped out the area a few times. Not quite under the departure path for Tulsa International Arpt but very close. Not a bad area but just good old working class people there now. Traffic on 244 is bad at rush hour but it is not far from Expo Center. I bought my first house less than a mile away.
Tulsa is a great town with great people mostly but due to the extremes in weather the roads can be more than a little rough.


We ended up making reservations here: http://www.mingorvpark.com/default.asp?file=Home

Sounds like a typical RV type park, I.e. more like parking than camping but it's close to the event site so we took it.

Would be great if there were a few of us there amongst the RVs.....

Cheers,
Steve
 

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You might want to check out Hulah and Copan lakes, just north of Bartlesville, about 40 miles north of Tulsa. They are Army Corps of Engineer lakes and have reasonably priced campgrounds, although that may be farther away than you want to camp.
 
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