If you plan to go boating or camping at the Lake of the Arbuckles, be sure to take a credit card along.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area officials announced Friday that the fee machines at the Guy Sandy and Buckhorn boat ramps have been modified to accept credit cards only.
All boat ramp and campground fee machines on Arbuckle soon will be replaced or modified to accept credit cards only.
Officials said the fee machines at the Guy Sandy and Buckhorn boat ramps were recently vandalized beyond repair.
Going to credit card only machines should deter vandalism and theft, Chickasaw officials said. The credit card machines also are more reliable and will break less often as coin and bills will not be jammed into them, they said.
I called Dan Winings at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and asked what are people who don’t own a credit card supposed to do? Winings said they are still working out the details of the new fee arrangement but cards such as Visa prepaid cards, which are often bought as gift cards, can be used at the machines.