When you visit Keystone Lake in Cleveland, Oklahoma, you will get to enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, camping and more just 15 miles of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Keystone Lake is on a wooded shoreline with sandy beaches, low rolling hills and high bluffs. Its blue-green water and natural beauty make it a visual treat you won’t forget. And, you can view its entire beauty from many overlooking points along state, county and federal highways.
Keystone Lake is on the Arkansas River just west of downtown Tulsa. The lake is approximately 26,000 acres and flood controlled, which has created an urban playground. You will find over 15 recreation areas with beaches, marinas, boat ramps, trails, and off-road vehicle areas. Boat rentals are available at pier 51. You will also get to enjoy thousands of acres of land for public hunting.
Keystone Lake boasts wonderful camping facilities from primitive to full hook up. Or, you can stay in one of the available Keystone Cabins in Keystone State Park.
When it comes to fishing, Keystone Lake is famous for sand bass, striped bass, small mouth bass, black bass, catfish and crappie. There are also downstream fisheries that are accessible from Bush Creek Park and Whitewater Park. However, you will still need the same licenses that are required for other parts of Oklahoma, weather fishing or hunting.
Tulsa is full of fun and excitement this month with lots of events and attractions to enjoy the entire month. All events are great for the whole family, too. Below are some highlighted events for October 2011 in the Tulsa, OK area.
October 15, 2011 – Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon
8:30am at the Blue Dome District on 2nd Street
Williams Route 66 Quarter Marathon is a family event that is held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. However, this year’s event will be held on October 15th in downtown Tulsa. Race events will include the 6.55-mile quarter marathon, a 5K and a one mile fun run. If interested, you can run the “The Double” that allows participants to run both races in the same morning. Proceeds benefit the Tulsa Area United Way. For more information visit: www.quartermarathon.com.
October 15, 2011 – Happily Ever Laughter – Yakov Smirnoff
7:30pm at the Mabee Center
On October 15th at the Mabee Center you can rediscover the world’s most famous comedian. Yakov Smirnoff, from Russia uses his Psychology degree to use in his Happily Ever Laughter tour that has a unique spin on the emotional rollercoaster of relationships, family life and the next step in social evolution. He’s hilariously funny and deeply honest. Yakov shares his life on stage with his experiences in life which will take you to a subconscious place in your own life.
Tickets are available at: www.mabeecenter.com, ranging from $15 to $25. The event is located at the Mabee Center, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa.
October 20 – 23, 2011 – Oktoberfest
River West Festival Park
Tulsa celebrates the 32nd annual Oktoberfest beginning October 20th thru 23rd at River West Festival Park on the bank of the Arkansas River. This festival is ranked among the top 10 in North America by USA today. The event features food, drink, dress, music and activities in the German culture. For more information visit: www.tulsaoktoberfest.org.
October 21 – 29, 2011 – U.S. National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Show
This most prestigious North American championship Arabian horse show takes place in Tulsa at Expo Square. This event will offer Arabian, Half Arabian and Anglo Arabian horses with both amateur and professional riders or handlers. They will compete in halter, native costume, reining, cow working, cutting, trail, show hack, sidesaddle, park horse, driving and English, Western and Hunter classes. The U.S Nationals offer so much more than a horse show, it’s a world class event with shopping, barn decorations and once in a life time chance to get close to some of America’s most famous Arabian horses. For more information visit: www.arabianhorses.org.
October 21 – 29, 2011 – Tulsa Run Downtown
7:30am at 3rd Street and Boulder Ave.
Tulsa’s longest running organized race takes place each year for the past 33 years in October. More than 10,000 runners of all ages come to Downtown Tulsa to participate in the Run. Some runners are working to beat their best time this year. Many others that are first time runners simply try to finish the race. The race is all about setting personal goals and meeting them across the finish line. For more information visit: www.tulsarun.com.