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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Rt 1, Jet, OK 73749
580 626-4794
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Jet
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Olympia, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I visited for an hour on a cold October day. The personnel in the admin office were polite, interesting, and smart. They knew the refuge intimately and were able to answer even my silly questions. We took a short walk to an observation platform and back. Unfortunately, we were there in the middle of the day, so... More

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Logan, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely salt plains, like those on Utah's Great Salt Lake, but with vegetation out on the horizon in all directions. We went digging for selenite crystals at the dig site and it was great fun! They weren't as deep as we thought. We suggest looking at the talus piles from old holes and digging near piles with crystals you like.... More

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wichita, kansas
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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

nobody I am mentioning this to has ever been there, but it's worth the trip. you can drive your car out onto the salt plains and dig for crystals in the muck. great adventure for kids! beautiful wildlife refuge, nice camping grounds and tons of birds! would like to return in the fall and see the snow birds arrive!

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Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The vast expanse of white is like entering a different world. It wasn't a crowded experience for a 100 degree July day, and oddly enough, we didn't feel too hot due to the steady wind. After digging deep holes and finding no crystals near the road, a group walked up and told us to try about a eighth of a... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Awesome view! Can spend sometimes on taking nice picture and digging. U will be surprise on what u get from there. Is a kind of experience.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited here this past weekend and we had a wonderful time. It is a very good learning experience for adults and children alike. Do your research on the site and take advantage of the guidance given. Definitely bring suntan lotion and bring plenty of water, including enough to clean up after the dig because you will need it! We... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We deliberately drove many hours North to see the Great Salt Plains park. Seeing the vast salt surfaces of the ground was interesting. The rest of the trip was dismal. First, we arrived from the southern route into Jet, OK and tried to enter the east side of the park. Poor signage. We found a VERY old park and the... More

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TXTRAVELER11
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

my husband and i went for the purpose of digging crystals.the entrance to the salt plains digging area is about 5 miles south of cherokee, ok.there is a large sign. at the entrance (no fee) there is a wooden platform. go up and get a great view, of the salt plains. there is a basic restroom nearby. then start driving.... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a big vast area this is. On the west side of the lake you can dig for Hourglass Crystals till you're wind and sunburned. It was fun and a part of my bucked list for the state, The east side has the lake for boating and fishing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I highly recommend you visit this place. We have been 2 times and really enjoy digging for salenite crystals. Lots of fun.

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