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How to Plan a Family Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip with the fam might sound like you’re herding wild squirrels at a nut festival, but fear not! With a dash of preparation, a sprinkle of organization, and a healthy dollop of enthusiasm, you’ll be roasting s’mores and snoozing under the stars with ease.

Memorial Day Weekend Camping on the Lower Illinois River

As the sweet aroma of spring melds into the warmth of early summer, Memorial Day weekend beckons us to honor those who have served with a blend of reflection and celebration. Nestled along the serene banks of the lower Illinois River, Marval Resort offers an idyllic setting for families, friends, and solo adventurers alike to mark this solemn occasion amidst the beauty of nature in Gore, OK.

Your Guide to Springtime in Gore, Oklahoma

Here in Oklahoma, it’s like Mother Nature decided to throw a party and invited all the flowers, trees, and critters as guests. So, toss off that heavy jacket, lace up your walking shoes, and let’s breathe in the fresh air, Gore-style!

How to Repair a Leaky Roof on an RV

Owning an RV requires upkeep that costs both in terms of money and effort, with repairs becoming more expensive over time. One of the main issues faced by owners of recreational vehicles (RVs) is water damage. Here’s how to repair and prevent a leaky roof on an RV.

A Guide to Camping Slang

Camping has its own specialized language that draws on many other outdoor activities. This camping terms guide can help you decipher common campground terms and talk like an experienced camper!

Camping Etiquette 101

Camping is an outdoor activity everyone can enjoy; however, there are some key etiquette points that must be observed for an enjoyable and safe camping experience. By following these camping etiquette guidelines, you can ensure your campsite remains enjoyable for all guests.

Camping Essentials to Bring for the Kids

Children’s camping adventures are an amazing way to build relationships and foster memories, but they require careful planning in order to avoid any headaches on the journey.

Kids Crafts That Are Perfect for Camping

Kids love crafting and these easy camping crafts will keep them busy at the campgrounds.

Camping provides many opportunities for fun activities for kids of all ages, such as singing along to songs around the campfire and exploring nature trails. But without something engaging them, camping trips may quickly turn boring for youngsters without something engaging them to keep busy.

From friendship bracelets and tent footprint crafts to screen-free activities like nature scavenger hunts – these will be sure to keep them out of trouble!

Camping and RV-Related Gifts for Mother’s Day

mother and son camping

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re searching for some unique gifts to give your mom, camping and RV-related items are the ideal choices. From a new camping-themed cocktail shaker set to an adorable retro birdhouse, she’ll love using them at the campsite or during her outdoor adventures.

Reasons Why Camping as a Family is a Good Idea

family around a campfire

Whether you’re planning a family vacation, taking a weekend away with the kids or simply enjoying a day out and about, RV camping is a great option! Read on to find out more about why RV camping with the fam is a wonderful idea.

Guide to Tenkiller State Park Adventure

canoeing at lake tenkiller in oklahoma

Tenkiller State Park is known as Oklahoma’s “heaven in the hills.” The sparkling blue waters of Lake Tenkiller provide an abundance of recreational opportunities for all ages. Boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, and camping are all popular water-based activities at this park. It has over 130 miles of shoreline and is a great place for kids and adults to have fun.

Fishing Do’s and Don’ts (for the Novice and Experienced)

fishing trip at Marval Resort in Gore, OK

To have a successful fishing trip does not necessarily mean catching a bunch of fish. Not even close. Good fishing is more about the act of fishing itself and less about catching a big kahuna. That’s not to say that actually catching a fish is not a heck of a lot of fun – it […]

Using Social Media in the Great Outdoors

Most of us have done it. We see that great mountain vista or your dog being cute out on the trail, and we can’t help to snap a photo (or 10) and immediately post it on our social media channels for our friends to see. Social media is relatively new, but sits towards the top […]

Gore is Trout Fishing Capital

Fish the Lower Illinois River

An angler’s paradise, most people don’t realize what a mecca Gore, Oklahoma is for fishing, trout fishing in particular, until they get here. The Lower Illinois River has a trout fishery with several recreational areas, ripe for the avid sportsman. It is one of only two year-round fisheries in Oklahoma. The views are stunning, teeming […]