GRDA Police offer floating tips for Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2024

Headed to the waters of the Scenic Illinois River for Memorial Day weekend? If so, the GRDA Police Department is passing along some safe floating tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the waters this weekend.

“We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful natural resources we have here in Northeast Oklahoma,” said GRDA’s Justin Alberty. “But as you do so, please remember that enjoyable outings on the water always start with floating smart, safe and sober.”

GRDA Police are sharing the following “Do’s and Don’ts” to keep in mind while you enjoy the scenic Illinois River.

For more information, contact the GRDA Scenic River Operations office at 918-456-3251. The office is located at 15971 N. Highway 10 in Tahlequah. For an emergency on the water, please call 911. The GRDA Police Department’s non-emergency number is 918-256-0911.