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Location DB > United States > Oklahoma > Cleveland > Washington Irving Cove
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Washington Irving Cove
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 Database Info
created by KingJalopy on 4/12/2011 5:02 PM
last modified by KingJalopy on 4/13/2011 8:48 AM
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 Overview
 Description
Washington Irving Cove Recreation Area was a state park but has since closed. There are a couple miles of deserted beach and camping areas. Lots of wildlife and tons of driftwood.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy - There's even a parking spot.
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby and want some peace and quiet
 Physical Information
Address

Cleveland, Oklahoma
United States
Owner: State of Oklahoma
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  • snakes, critters, hunters
  •  Interesting Features
    Lots of scattered picnic tables and grills overgrown with trees. A small staircase, boat ramp. Deserted beach.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • people live near here, so be respectful
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1980
    Closed: 1995
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    binoculars for all the birds, if you're into that
     History
    An 1832 visit to the area by the famous American writer Washington Irving is described in his book A Tour on the Prairies (1835). Irving accompanied a U.S. Army exploration party on an excursion from Fort Gibson west onto the prairie and the lands occupied by the Osage and Pawnee tribes. In it, he relates camping in a grove of large trees on the banks of the Arkansas River a few miles south of the present day Tulsa city-limits (now in the suburb of Bixby). Washington Irving Park sits near the location.
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     Future Plans
    Will probably continue to rot away until it's dust.
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    KingJalopy's 1st Visit
    Tue, Apr 12th, 2011
    posted by KingJalopy
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     Moderator Rating
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    Category Rating
    Photography 5 / 10
    Coolness 4 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 4/13/2011 5:13 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 13 11 at 17:13, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 13 11 at 8:48, KingJalopy changed the following: Recommendation, Security Measures, Recommended Equipment
  • on Apr 13 11 at 8:47, KingJalopy changed the following: Accessibility
  • on Apr 13 11 at 8:46, KingJalopy changed the following: Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Apr 13 11 at 8:45, KingJalopy changed the following: History, Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Apr 12 11 at 17:25, KingJalopy made this location available
  • on Apr 12 11 at 17:25, KingJalopy changed the following: History
  • on Apr 12 11 at 17:23, KingJalopy updated gallery KingJalopy's 1st Visit
  • on Apr 12 11 at 17:23, KingJalopy updated gallery KingJalopy's 1st Visit
  • on Apr 12 11 at 17:21, KingJalopy added some pictures to a gallery
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