Kaw Lake on Day 1–Traveling the West 2014.

Our first camp was at Osage Cove,  a large Corps of Engineers campground situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north central Oklahoma.  Kaw Lake is one of several lakes in Oklahoma constructed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

We were just there for the overnight stop, though we did get in a bit of walking for some exercise.

Kaw Lake from Osage Cove Campground, August 3, 2014

Kaw Lake from Osage Cove Campground, August 3, 2014

Kaw Lake from Osage Cove Campground, August 3, 2014

Kaw Lake from Osage Cove Campground, August 3, 2014

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Leaving Kaw Lake, we were headed to Kansas and a fort.

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9 comments… add one
  • Hilary Aug 12, 2014

    Hi Mike – looks an amazing stop … you’re lucky with the spaces you’ve got in the States … Enjoy Kansas and the fort ..

    Cheers Hilary

    • Mike Aug 13, 2014

      The fort was a wonderful stop. It was hot, though that was to be expected. I’ll be posting on it soon, though I don’t know when it will be published as we will be away from services for the next week.

  • Alan G Aug 12, 2014

    Yep, really does look like a nice area. Oddly enough even though I’m from Arkansas, which as you know has more than its fair share of nice lakes, one of my favorite lakes is in Oklahoma. It’s Foss Lake located in the western part of the state. It was close to the Clinton-Sherman AFB where I was stationed in the early sixtes. 🙂

    • Mike Aug 13, 2014

      We’ve stayed at Canton Lake a couple of times. Foss Lake looks like a good stopping point if we’re headed to New Mexicao or elsewhere in the that direction. Looking to see where that is, I found this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/09/oklahoma-says-bodies-foun_n_5663268.html

      • Alan G Aug 13, 2014

        Yes, I was definitely aware of that incident. It caught my attention when it was first published. The incident took place on the other side of the lake from where I used to hang out when I was there.

  • Grannymar Aug 12, 2014

    A great beginning to your adventure. Lovely photos,

    • Mike Aug 13, 2014

      Thanks! As you can tell from Facebook, I’m behind on sharing. More to come!

  • Grannymar Aug 13, 2014

    Take your time, you are supposed to be on holidays!

    • Mike Aug 13, 2014

      Oh, I will, but this is part of what we do. Right now we are in the parking lot of a big box store, generator running and air conditioning on while get some posts published and/or scheduled.

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