Mullin told the Muskogee Phoenix that leasing the areas would ensure public access. He said the Corps plans a meeting in mid-January to announce the procedures to submit proposals to lease the areas.
The closure of the recreation areas was a topic in August during several town hall meetings sponsored by Mullin, a Republican from Westville.
Corps officials announced in November that six closed campgrounds would be reopened. The six are Afton Landing and Tullahassee Loop in Wagoner County; Brewers Bend and Spaniard Creek in Muskogee County; and Applegate Cove and Short Mountain Cove in Sequoyah County.
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