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“If you haven't tried Tanking, you're missing out.”

Broken Arrow Wilderness
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“If you haven't tried Tanking, you're missing out.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

When you drive into Broken Arrow the corn fields turn into a grove of ancient oak trees. The sunlight filters through the trees across the hills to give you a beautiful view. If you like to camp, they have full hook-ups, you can pitch a tent, or enjoy a cabin. They have several cabins to meet your needs. We always stay in the 5 bed big cabin.

Some of the smaller cabins have been remodeled and are very nice. The big cabin hasn't been remodeled, but serves it's purpose of a hot shower, and warm beds for your whole family or your group of friends. There are fire pits next to each cabin for roasting hot dogs and marshmellows.

The fun really begins when you get into your large metal tank. You take your own lawn chairs, cooler, food, radio, and towels down to the Cedar Creek. Once you're loaded and ready, you shove off into the creek for a 4-5 hour cruise down the river. The sandy bottom which is rarely more than a foot deep, is great for the kids to get out and play ball, catch frogs, swim, and climb on the trees that are sunk into the river itself. We always stop along the way for a lunch of sandwiches, chips, and cookies. Your car will be waiting you at the end of the float. You load your gear and drive the 1/2 mile back to your cabin for a hot shower.

If you like to hike, there are several hiking and Jeep trails through the area. If you walk up to the top of the ridge the overlook to the creek is spectacular. If you walk along the creek itself you might get to see a few wild turkey (we saw 4). My grandsons got a kick out of all the different animal prints. We saw raccoon, deer, and turkey prints.

This was my third year of tanking with Broken Arrow and I'm sure we'll go again. Everyone there is wonderful. It's not a place for those that want to be pampered, but for a great weekend of wholesome fun this is the best place to go. It's not expensive and it's definitely different from anything you've done before. I've been with my girlfriends and with my family and everyone always enjoys themselves.

Visited September 2011
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