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Elk City / Clinton KOA, OK

Monday, August 12, 2002 - 12:00pm by Lolo
165 miles and 3 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


It felt like Oklahoma. I'm not sure why I thought that--we had never been to Oklahoma before, but it just did. The winds were picking up arousing my fears that we would be dodging tornadoes as we crossed the state--I tend to be rather weather phobic.

We stopped for the night at a KOA along I40 in western Oklahoma set in the middle of some very pretty farmland. We sat by the pool, watching the cottonwood trees throughout the campground swaying in the breeze. Something was brewing. That evening I settled down with my weather radio, as I often do, to see what was going on. My worst fears were realized--severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes were predicted for tonight and the next day. Images from the Weather Channel flashed before me. Why was I the only one concerned? Much to the Herb's amusement, I went to sleep that night clutching my weather radio, listening to the thunder rumbling in the distance.


The Elk City/Clinton KOA is a 90 site campground right off I40. It has a nice pool and pleasant sites.

Elk City / Clinton KOA location map in "high definition"

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