|City/Town: • Oologah|
|Location Class: • Amusement Park|
|Year Built: • 1980 | Year Abandoned: • 1984|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Johnny Fletcher • Darrell Powers|
Out of this massive project many state lakes were formed including lake Oologah. This increased tourism in the area, and the Ponderosa Water Park was built. It was open until 1984, when a 9-year-old girl died tragically when she was sucked into a pump propeller, and then into an 8-inch pipe. The park still stands today, just as it was left in 1984, although the larger building is rented for storage.