RoadTripOK: Ep 11 Gore Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | TravelOK

RoadTripOK: Ep 11 Gore Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | TravelOK


– [Narrator] Our state is
one of the most beautiful and unique states in the U.S.A. (upbeat rock music) We wanna show you why traveling within the great state of
Oklahoma is a great idea. This is the Oklahoma Road Trip. From Camp Gruber in Muskogee, we head south on Highway 10 until we reach Marval Family Resort. Located on the shore
of the Illinois River, this family campground is home to a variety of indoor
and outdoor activities for those looking to relax and unwind. – Hey Oklahoma, it’s fall time, the weather’s feeling good so we decided to come out here to the trout fishing capital of Oklahoma. So lemme go bait up and
let’s go catch some fish. Alright John, we’re down
here on the Illinois River. – It’s a great place. You’re gonna catch bigger
fish in the Illinois River. Right now we’re starting
to stock all the way from September to April. In March, we’re gonna have
our bigger trout put in for our trout tournament. – Now, fishing’s not the only thing. I know fishing has brought you down here and it’s kept you here. It’s the family atmosphere I feel like. What’s some of the
amenities you have here? – Anything to make it
comfortable for the guest. The dads like to go fishing and then we try to make
stuff for everybody else too. We have activities. Every week is a different activity. We do a barbecue weekend. We even have the little playground for the little ones, a gaga
pit for the bigger kids. We’ve learned to go with
the different age groups. – That’s awesome. Well, I’ve got some fish to catch. – Alright.
– So, let’s go have some fun. – Yeah, let’s do it. – [Narrator] From Marval Family Resort, we head into town,
cruising down Main Street until we stop for brunch at Jimbo’s. – The road trip continues here in Gore and I have the pleasure to talk with Ron, one of the owners here. Tell me about this restaurant you’ve got. – Restaurant here came up for sale in ’92. My older brother and I
decided we’d give it a shot. Just went on from there. We’ve been here goin’ 27 years. I was 27 when we bought it actually. – Your half life. – Yeah, half my life,
goin’ on more than that. – [Host] So what would
you say are the things that Jimbo’s is known for? – The onion rings, of course, are homemade and people love ’em. We try to do as much homemade as we can. And of course as you
can see, the size of me, we give pretty good portions so, you know. – [Host] And I hear there’s some stories about the pancakes here, what’s goin’ on? – They’re quite large. Kind of like a cake. They’re usually quite
amazed when they see it. – Here you go guys, the pirate. – [Host] Alright, that’s mine. – [Woman] Over here. This is the pirate. – [Host] Dude, you made
a good choice there, bro. – [Waitress] Mexican patty melt. – [Woman] Dang that looks good. – [Host] Ooh yeah, that’s the Reuben. – Big stack. – Heck yeah, stack it
up right there, oh yeah. – [Host] Those are large pancakes. – I went for the Reuben and I think it was a really good choice. Man, I’m excited. – Look away! – Alright, I’m goin’
in for the pirate eggs. – [Woman] Are you having fun? – [Blonde Man] Are they good? – I’m having fun. – Arr, these are good. – Man, that was tasty. – [Narrator] After enjoying
a tasty brunch at Jimbo’s, we head north up Highway
100 toward Lake Tenkiller. Our final stop of the day? A relaxing stay at a
peaceful cabin community known as Blue Doors. – Tell me a little bit of the history. How did this place start? – It was an old abandoned motor court and it hadn’t been inhabited
for 25 some odd years. I was in Madras, New Mexico,
visiting some friends. Love that kind of Southwest feel and came back, love of Tenkiller so much so I’ve always come down here and decided to do these cabins and restore this motor court. Some people say that it’s
kind of like an Austin feel mixed with Santa Fe so I’d
have to kinda say that. And there is art through the rooms. Art’s real important
to us along with music. This is a project that my
friend Laura Bowen is doing and it’s called the River Runs Through Us. – And if you notice, Max
made it in the painting. There’s Jane’s corgi, Max. Right now, where are we? What do you call this area? – This is the courtyard and that’s what these
old motor courts had. There was always a central area and then they had all the
cabins around like that and they created this sense of community. And I loved it ’cause people can still, you know, we put chairs and
tables in between the cabins so they can be on their own if they want or they can come and be
part of the community. – [Brunette Woman] I love that. – I’m grateful to get
to be a part of this. I’ve met so many good
Oklahomans that come down here and support us and I’m
grateful for you guys to come and show people they can
come within the state and not have to travel so far and feel like they’re somewhere else. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] On today’s road trip, we experienced some of
the fun and relaxation that the Gore and Lake
Tenkiller area has to offer. We started off the day fishing and exploring Marval Family Resort. Did you know that the Gore
area is considered by many to be the trout fishing
capital of Oklahoma? Visitors to Marval Family Resort can enjoy a wide variety of
indoor and outdoor activities like swimming, camping,
mini golf, and an arcade. Next, we journeyed into
town for some lunch. Jimbo’s Restaurant in Gore was delicious. We definitely recommend
their huge pancakes as well as their sandwiches
and famous onion rings. Finally, we made it to Blue Doors. This former motor court has been revived and transformed into a beautiful and artistic cabin community. They frequently feature
local artists and musicians and offer visitors a
chance to relax, unplug, and enjoy their natural surroundings. Next time on The Oklahoma Road Trip, we’ll head southwest toward Eufaula. We’ll have a fun-filled day, relaxing at the tree-sort,
exploring the blues museum, and finally we’ll pig
out at I Smell Bacon. We’ll see you then. (upbeat rock music)

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