Oklahoma Marinas Seeing High Turnouts For Holiday Weekend

People all over Oklahoma spend weekends at the lake for one last summer’s day on the water. For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.

Michael Fawcett owns Reduud Marina on Lake Oologah. Fawcett said work has been busy the past few days.

Crowds tend to slow down after Labor Day because many of the people who go out here have families. School is back in session, so activities like soccer begin to focus more on the weekends.

Fawcett said there are approximately 300 boat slips at the marina. Many of these people pass through the Oar House, where there is live food and music.

Of the three big summer holidays, Fawcett said this Labor Day was picture perfect.

“Memorial Day was a bit slow as it started with floods and everything,” Fawcett said. “By the 4th of July it was really hot very quickly so that kind of heat really bothered a lot of people who go out during the day, but this weekend has been lovely.”

The marina will be closed in two weeks in the summer. Fawcett and his staff have plans to add new floors and remodel other areas of the marina during the holiday period.