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    Carry in Foss lake state park?

    Hello all new here and new to open carry, I have read the section about parks a couple times and still a lil sketchy on it, If I am reading it right I can carry in a state or city park as long as its not posted otherwise or in a building? correct or no? Im just wondering with summer time coming up we go to city parks frequently and are planning on a lot of fishing/camping trips at foss this summer just wondering if im gonna be able to carry at these places or if im going to have to make plans for other places. thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by callee11 View Post
    Hello all new here and new to open carry, I have read the section about parks a couple times and still a lil sketchy on it, If I am reading it right I can carry in a state or city park as long as its not posted otherwise or in a building? correct or no? Im just wondering with summer time coming up we go to city parks frequently and are planning on a lot of fishing/camping trips at foss this summer just wondering if im gonna be able to carry at these places or if im going to have to make plans for other places. thanks in advance
    The big thing you have to worry about when going to Oklahoma Lakes is who maintains them. If it's the Army Corp of Engineers, then generally it is a no no as you can't carry on Corp of Engineer property. However it does not look like Foss is on or maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers. Carry there should be OK, but do your own research to make sure.

    As far as other city and state parks go, you are mostly correct. You can carry at the park, just not into any of the buildings at the park, even if the park is posted, you can still carry there as long as you have your license. Lake Thunderbird for example has signs posted, but they want to make sure the drunk party people aren't packing. They know what the law says, but they don't want reckless people with firearms so they put up signs to scare the uneducated.
    I am not a lawyer and nothing I say should be accepted as legal advice

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    Ok awesome thanks for the info... I will most likely call in advance just to be sure

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    It's my understanding that carrying on COE land was ok if the state was leasing the land for the state park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djdavis75 View Post
    It's my understanding that carrying on COE land was ok if the state was leasing the land for the state park.
    I know it's OK to carry at Beavers Bend. I also know it is not OK at Lake Arcadia. Both are Corp lakes. One is state one is city so that may be the difference, but I don't know enough to say for certain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdware View Post
    I know it's OK to carry at Beavers Bend. I also know it is not OK at Lake Arcadia. Both are Corp lakes. One is state one is city so that may be the difference, but I don't know enough to say for certain.
    If its a city or state park you shouldn't have an issue. But where you have to be careful is land owned by the federal government such as army corp of engineers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 1st fan View Post
    If its a city or state park you shouldn't have an issue. But where you have to be careful is land owned by the federal government such as army corp of engineers.
    Arcadia lake is a city park, but it is on COE land. I believe the difference is in one instance the state leases the land from the CoE, and in the other, the city just maintains the park but does not lease the land.
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    And that's just to demonstrate how confusing federal lands are like, aren't we "allowed" to take into national parks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayne&Vera View Post
    And that's just to demonstrate how confusing federal lands are like, aren't we "allowed" to take into national parks?
    Yes, national parks fall under the National Parks Service guidelines, however if there happens to be Core of Engineer land in the national park, that part of the park would be off limits.
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    I still haven't had a chance to call and ask, but Ill post my findings when I do

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