Surles Plans Major Oklahoma RV Resort

August 18, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Surles Plans Major Oklahoma RV Resort

Master plan for Firekeepers' Resort in McLoud, Okla.

Firekeepers’ RV Resorts Ltd. has announced to the city of McLoud, Okla., its intentions of building a first-class RV resort on property it owns in that city, located just east of Oklahoma City in the center of the state.

The new resort is to be located a mile from the Firelake Grand Casino, less than a half-mile from Wes Watkins Reservoir, easily accessible for travelers on 1-40 and across the road from two planned signature golf courses,

Firekeepers has teamed with Bud Surles’ Signature Resorts of Canton, Texas, to build the resort.

The new resort will be called Firekeepers’ Resort in respect and recognition of the Potawatomie Tribe (Potawatomie means “Keepers of the Fire”) and will provide resort accommodations for the many visitors to the area.

Firekeepers’ will have a rally park for motorcoach and RV rally groups, a first-class RV park, casitas for unique motorcoach visitors, special events facilities, beautiful ponds, and 70 cottages furnished by Athens Park Homes of Athens, Texas, according to a news release.

The cottages will provide first-class accommodations with a flair of Oklahoma history. Both the cottages and casitas will be available for purchase by the public.

Steven Gage, CEO of Firekeepers’, purchased the land seven years ago, and teamed up with Bud Surles to do the planning. The project was conceived years ago, but has been on hold until economic conditions improved and the casino was opened and operational.

Gage announced the corporation’s intentions to move forward, as they feel the timing is finally right to begin the project. Surles’ firm has been selected to do the development. Surles told the McLoud City Council on July 22 that they will be prepared to move forward as soon as the permits are in place.

“The park will be built in the tradition of being the best,” Surles said.  His recent development project, Mill Creek Ranch Resort ( ) for Cottage Investors LLC was named “Park of the Year” in Texas, and he said this resort would be no less. The first phase of the resort is scheduled for a March 2011 opening.

Bud Surles’ Signature Resorts provides planning, design, and development services for visionary land owners and developers desiring first class utilization of their land. See

For information concerning the future resort, investment opportunities or purchase of cottages and casitas, contact Surles at Bud Surles Signature Resorts at or call at (90) 567-6135.


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