Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2013, 01:04   #1
djdavis75
Member
 
djdavis75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 66
Open/Concealed Carry in Oklahoma State Parks

I've read the Oklahoma Self Defense Act and Governor Fallin's FAQ on the Carry/Open Carry law in Oklahoma. Both seem to indicate you can carry concealed or open in Oklahoma state parks.

http://www.ok.gov/governor/OpenCarryFAQ.html

My questions is, my local state park, which I go to multiple times per year, has a "No Firearms" sign at it's entrances. It's on a sign with other park regulations, and the sign has been there for a number of years.

So does anyone know exactly what the status is for carry in Oklahoma state parks, even with the "No Firearms" sign.

Thanks,
David
__________________
Glock 29 Gen3 10mm Auto
Colt M4 (LE6920MP-B) 5.56mm NATO
Mossberg 590 12 Gauge
djdavis75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 04:40   #2
kosamson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14
If it's a state park or a city park it is legal to carry firearms if you have a permit. You can't carry inside the buildings though. If it's a Corps of Engineers park firearms are prohibited. What is the name of the park?
kosamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 05:38   #3
kosamson
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14
To clarify my previous response, Oklahoma statute (see Title 21 1277 B) specifically excludes city, county, and state parks, recreation areas, and fairgrounds from the list of prohibited places. It is unlawful for cities, counties, or the state to prohibit permit holders from carrying firearms either openly or concealed in these areas. Most of the buildings are probably off-limits though if you're carrying.

You could still get hassled if they're unaware of the law. My advice is to contact the chief administrator of the park and find out what's going on. Maybe they're just misunderstanding the law. If they're adamant about keeping the signs up after you politely explain the statute, I'd contact the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association for help getting the signs down.

However, if this is a Corps of Engineers park, it's regulated by federal law and firearms are generally prohibited.
kosamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 19:46   #4
djdavis75
Member
 
djdavis75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 66
I had also posted over on opencarry.org and had several responses there. It's Beavers Bend State Park located at Broken Bow Lake. Someone from OKOCA saw my post over there and contacted the park. They said they lease the land from the ACoE, but since it is a state park, open/concealed carry by permit holders is allowed there. Otherwise firearms are prohibited per the signs, but the signs do NOT apply to persons with a Handgun License.

Everything you said seems spot on with everything I'm being told over there on opencarry.org. I guess it's best to call ahead if it could possibly be on ACoE land.

Thanks for your reply.
__________________
Glock 29 Gen3 10mm Auto
Colt M4 (LE6920MP-B) 5.56mm NATO
Mossberg 590 12 Gauge

Last edited by djdavis75; 07-10-2013 at 19:48..
djdavis75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 21:46   #5
unit1069
Senior Member
 
unit1069's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: So. Central US
Posts: 8,664
Quote:
Beavers Bend State Park located at Broken Bow Lake
I've camped there. I used to travel between Austin, TX, and Kansas City, MO and loved driving through eastern Oklahoma. The Talimena Trail being one of my favorite scenic drives ever, and I've traveled all over America.

Winding Stair Mountain, Queen Wilhamena State Park, Poteau, ... it's a beautiful and still undiscovered natural area traversing Indian Country. You got to love Oklahoma, the reddest of all red states.
__________________
Rocket Scientist

Last edited by unit1069; 07-10-2013 at 21:47..
unit1069 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 21:53   #6
djdavis75
Member
 
djdavis75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 66
It's a beautiful area, many people don't realize Oklahoma has areas where there are forest, mountains, and lakes. I guess it's not the typical Oklahoma landscape most imagine or have seen.
__________________
Glock 29 Gen3 10mm Auto
Colt M4 (LE6920MP-B) 5.56mm NATO
Mossberg 590 12 Gauge
djdavis75 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply


Tags
oklahoma state parks
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:36.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,210
317 Members
893 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31