Tough questions asked at Marshall Co. meeting

May 9, 2008 Full story: KXII-TV Sherman

“You know I have already lost revenue. I run probably 50-50- 50% community and 50% tourism. And my tourism revenues are down”

Marshall County residents are concerned over the future of their campsites. Some tough questions were asked Friday morning in Madill at a meeting organized by the Marshall County Chamber Of Commerce. via KXII-TV Sherman

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Local Resident

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Aug 21, 2008
It was just not right that the state sold our camp site. We will never be able to camp around Catfish Bay again. If they do open another cam site in another location and have to develop roads and utilities, I don't see the cost gain by selling the lodge and camp grounds. The tax payers owned the park area and now they are left out.
heatwave

Durant, OK

#2 Aug 19, 2011
Local Resident wrote:
It was just not right that the state sold our camp site. We will never be able to camp around Catfish Bay again. If they do open another cam site in another location and have to develop roads and utilities, I don't see the cost gain by selling the lodge and camp grounds. The tax payers owned the park area and now they are left out.
Took a cruise by the old lodge area 4th of July and was shocked at how abandoned the lake was and all those money generating cabins and campsites empty, the lake & the place seemed dead. I could not believe the desolation of the once thriving tourism our county was been used to. Whoever approved of this deal, should be sued by tax payers in court. Did we really go along with this decison?? How much money has been lost ???

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