Saturday, October 6, 2012

42nd State: Oklahoma - Robert S Kerr Reservoir (Oct. 6, 2012)


Finally found a place I like, the Robert S Kerr Reservoir, just wish the weather had been better.  The Sallisaw Creek Park belongs to the Cherokee Nation and it is FREE.  For more photos, click. There was one group of people there, and a couple in a tent, and there were 3 horses grazing in the campground proper.  Love it. 


I highly recommend this spot.  Unlike the Tenkiller Lake, the shorelines were natural and undeveloped.  That’s my kind of kayaking.  Didn’t see another soul on the lake.


Now, pray tell me, how can it get any better than that???


It was a cold and grey day, not great for photos, but I’ll do my best.


My rig, parked along the shore, bathrooms in background.


According to my bird chart, these are American Coots??? 
Never saw one before.


Never saw a Mullen plant going like this.


Biggest lily pad I ever saw.


Taken from shore after I got off the water.  So many kinds of waterfowl, I couldn’t even sort it all out.


This sign was at the entrance and I guess that’s the caretakers house in the background.  I liked the sign.

OK, OK got it’s Swankie Wammie.  On to Missouri.


  1. Wow! I loved the pictures. Now I know what a "coot" is. I like your trailer. That campground sounds awesome. Free camping is a great thing!

  2. Great pictures! Love the fall flowers. Unusual mullein location! Looks like a nice place.

  3. Really nice pictures- Oklahoma holds a special place in my heart... more beauty to it than what a person might think! Congrats on one more state : )

  4. Maybe I'll come back one day, when the sun is out.

  5. Hi from Texas, in between Kerrville and Rocksprings, just nw of San Antonio. My work has taken me away from home, hubby, and Kali for 5-6 weeks. I see Texas is still on your agenda, I highly recommend the Guadalupe River, it is beautiful. I am pleasantly surprised at how lovely this part of the state is, not all what I expected. Good luck in your travel this winter, perhaps we'll cross paths again someday, somewhere. Lois Martin


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Visit me on In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles in Spring 2017. In training now for the hike.