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It's a lazy afternoon on the lake. The pictures in this chapter are of southeastern oklahoma. Lake McGee, Atoka Lake and the Potapa River are all within an hour of each other. It's a beautiful area with white tail deer, turkey, jackrabbit, swamp rabbit, cottontail rabbit, raccoon, brown squirrell, bobcat, panther and much more wildlife. Alot of snakes. This past week my relatives had an encounter with a rattlesnake that had 18 buttons. Cottonmouth and copperhead snakes are some of the others that could put a serious hurt on you. You just need to be respectful of their areas. There's blackberry bushes as far as you can see in some areas on top of the bluffs. Chiggers and ticks are abundant in those spots. The berries are definitely worth it though. Snakes are there too so be careful. (Did I mention that there are snakes?)
This looks out to the Potapa river side.
When you drive and look into the distance, you see this alot. Not necessarily a rock road, but....
Sandy swimming areas, cabins and tent sites are available.
Rock pits for your fire. Concrete and wood benches in a lot of the camping areas. Running water is available. The land is terraced with natural rocks that you can sit on. You can lay back to look down on an opening in the trees where deer come to graze in the evenings.
The old timers say that when the Fugate family had this saw mill running, there were spanish people who appeared from the mountains. They came to the Fugates and bought their eggs with gold coins. A few years later the whole bunch of them disappeared without a trace and were never seen or heard from again. Some say they left their chest of gold hidden in these mountains.
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