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Tourism area expanding near Honey Creek at Grand Lake

Oklahoma’s tourism agency says it’s acquiring 77 acres of land next to the Honey Creek area of Grand Lake State Park  outside of Grove to expand the popular northeastern Oklahoma recreation area.

The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department says Honey Creek stretches across 38 acres along the shores of Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, widely considered one of the nation’s best bass fishing lakes.

It’s one of eight areas in Grand Lake State Park and is a popular spot for boating with more than 100 RV and tent campsites.

Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, Oklahoma’s secretary for Tourism and Branding, says the additional acreage will make the park an even better experience for Oklahoma travelers and help draw in tourists from out of state.

Tourism officials say the property cost $842,989.

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