Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Onapa Campground and RV Park - Cheocotah, OK

We are on our way to Farmington, New Mexico, for the 2015 Wally Byam International Rally. The Wally Byam Club (WBCCI) is the Airstream owners association and it sponsors lots of fun things including rallies and caravans. More than 400 Airstream trailers and motorhomes are scheduled to be in Farmington for this rally.

We saw on Facebook that a group from the WBCCI Southeast Camping Unit was traveling together to Farmington. After a quick comment on Facebook, we were invited to join their caravan. Rosie, our 25 foot Airstream trailer, became the 11th Airstream camper in their group. It seemed to us that it would be more fun and safer to travel in a group rather than going 1,500 miles alone.

By the way, the leaders of this caravan did a great job putting it all together. There was always something interesting or fun to do at each of our stops. I know that it had to be challenging to find campgrounds at the end of each day's journey that were able and willing to accept 11 trailers for a night.

One of the campgrounds our caravan stopped at after a 370 mile day was the Onapa Campground and RV Park near Checotah, Oklahoma. This is a small private park near I-40 with about 30 camp sites. Probably half of those sites are filled by people living year-round in the park.

Onapa Campground

You could tell that the owners of this park were trying to provide a nice camping area. It had a playground area for the kids, a basketball court and an above ground swimming pool. Information about the park found online said that it had a bathhouse, but we could not find it.

Rosie in the campground

Here are some specifics about this park:
  • The site we stayed in was gravel and pull-thru.
  • Our site had 20, 30 and 50 amp electrical service.
  • Sites also had water and sewer connections.
  • The park provided adequate Wi-Fi service to its campers.
  • We were able to use 4G voice and data service from AT&T while in this park.
  • This is a pet friendly park.
  • We were able to watch HD signals from ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and NBC from Rosie's antenna. We were also able to see Me-TV, Escape, GET, Grit, Ion, Cozi, Bounce and Laff digitial channels.
While in this park, our group pulled out the grills and shared a good evening meal together. Early the next morning, we all headed west to our next stop on our way to Farmington.

The park's storm shelter. A reminder of where we were staying.

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