Day 973: Lake Meredith NRA, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Today we continued east to visit the ranger station for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.  There were no visitor displays there, but we did pick up the Junior Ranger book for the site.

We drove to the adjacent Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, which preserves flint quarries used by Native Americans:

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To protect the quarries, the park only allows visits to the quarries on a two-hour ranger-guided walk.  We decided to skip the tour and instead learn about the site through the park film and the visitor exhibits:

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The ranger showed the kids various implements made from parts of a bison.  The kids handed in their Junior Ranger workbooks and received their badges:

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They also handed in the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area workbooks here:

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This site also had workbooks for the National Park Service’s centennial, so the kids completed those workbooks as well:

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We continued east and crossed into Oklahoma.  This is our first visit to the Sooner State:

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We ended today’s drive at Skipout Lake, a USFS site that allows dispersed camping:

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See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 972: Capulin Volcano National Monument
Day 974: Washita Battlefield NHS, Oklahoma City NM, Oklahoma State Capitol

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