Alabaster Caverns State Park

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Alabaster Caverns State Park

Alabaster Caverns State Park
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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okiesooner09
Oklahoma305 contributions
Go in the off season when it's not crowded
Apr 2021
There is a $10 fee for the tour and they start on the hour. They drive you from the office to the caverns in a van. We were the only two people there and got a private tour. The caverns are beautiful. We had a great guide. She pointed out all kinds of things; the different formations and how nature created them, where the Dalton gang hid out and much more history and of course the bats.

The tour lasted about 45 minutes. There was a little climbing but nothing too strenuous. It would be handy if you had your own flashlight. The office has a small museum and gift shop.

There is much more to do at this state park. There is camping, hiking and other caves that you can explore on your own.
Written April 30, 2021
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Camilla barry
1 contribution
Disappointing experience
Nov 2020
Cave with few interesting formations. That would have been ok, but staff were not knowledgeable or seemingly interested in their own cave. Poor tour.
Written December 21, 2020
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okiecruiser4331
Yukon, OK263 contributions
Neat detour for us
Nov 2020 • Couples
We stopped here the day after Thanksgiving and we were the only two on one of the hourly tours. Lots of bats in hibernation and cool formations. I saw people complain on prior reviews about going in and back the same way and that wasn’t a big deal to me. I mean, how often are you able to tour a cave? There were a couple of slick spots but the guide pointed them out and we were fine wearing tennis shoes. There were a couple of picnickers and campers enjoying the park on this beautiful day.
Written November 28, 2020
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Aria
1 contribution
It could have been better.
Sep 2020 • Family
I wanted to love this place so badly. My kids loved the idea of seeing the bats and its why we picked this place specifically while we made our way to Colorado for a funeral. When we arrived, my husband went in to check in and, since there is a water spigot by the tent sites, asked if it was potable or if it was just to rinse off dishes. She said it was fine. He asked about tours and she told him there was a sign outside and offered no other information so we went on our way thinking we could find the sign soon.
We went back to our site to set up and wanted to hike to the lookout with the kids and grab a soda from the shop and ask one more time about the tours. I went in and was met with, "what do you need?" I said I was just grabbing a few sodas to go with dinner and she looked at another woman in the shop and started laughing about how some people were too good for tap water. I told her to have a nice rest of her day after I paid for the sodas and she said, "I will in 17 minutes when I can leave." I didn't even ask about the tours.
We did find the sign and it said tours started at the tip of the hour. We explored a bit and read the posters about the bats that they had up but no one ever showed up to give the tour and, by that time, the woman inside was long gone.

The bathrooms are disgusting and hardly function. I put a roll of toilet paper on the roll. One sink didnt even work (use the one closest to the door). There was blood on the toilet of the first stall and feces on the toilet of the handicap stall.

We camp every weekend we can get away. I've been to dozens of state parks around the country and I've never had an encounter like that with anyone, nor have I ever seen such a disgusting bathroom in a state park.

That being said, when the sun goes down and the bats come out to eat, it is such a cool and surreal experience. It truly is a beautiful park. We had racoons and coyotes outside the tent a few times looking for food.

Maybe with someone else at the desk, perhaps someone that cares about their job and the people that come into the park, it would have been a much better experience.
Written September 8, 2020
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QuirkyDrivenLife
Midwest City, OK656 contributions
Fun, interesting place 👍🏻
Aug 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed it. Not my first underground experience & won’t be my last. Enjoyed hearing the history from the guide and it was a nice walk. Interesting to find out it was a designated fall out shelter. Loved it was a nice cool temperature inside 😎great day trip for families 👍🏻
Written August 15, 2020
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Michael W
Ponca City, OK704 contributions
Wonderful Day Trip
Jun 2020 • Friends
We arrived at the caverns around 10 am, and we had a 30 minute wait. There weren't very many people there so our group of 4 got what I would consider a private tour. The main entrance is closed right now due to a rock slide, which meant that we could go in the exit all the way through to the entrance and then back again which extended our tour. The staff was very helpful, accommodating, and friendly. This is a trip well worth your consideration.
Written June 24, 2020
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Joann R
Oklahoma City, OK1 contribution
Isn't what it used to be.
Jun 2020 • Couples
There is a lot of deferred maintenance compared to the last time I was there. Take a flashlight or your cell phone light. It is not an easy hike. A tractor pulling a trailer took us to the exit to be able to enter the cave since there was a cave-in 2 yrs ago at the entrance. This cave needs attention, repair, and updating.
Written June 11, 2020
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Haley L
Sapulpa, OK62 contributions
Great Adventure!
Jun 2020 • Family
My mom and I took my 9 year old son. The cave takes about an hour to tour, and is a great way to pass some time during a hot Oklahoma day. While the cave does have year round bats, we didn't see any this time. The trail is slick in spots, and there are a lot of stairs. But it isn't too bad for hiking and walking. I'm not in great shape, so some of the climbs had me breathing hard, but if you can go up and down a house flight of stairs you will be OK. The ranger provided some interesting facts and the gypsum is really interesting! Don't expect the normal cave formations of stalactites and stalagmites because gypsum doesn't form that way. But it is beautiful!
Written June 10, 2020
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pezmanWichita
DERBY8 contributions
Very Clean and Manicured
Jun 2020
We stayed in our RV for two nights. We live in Kansas, about 4 hours away. Actually a very clean campsite for RV's. There aren't many campsites, however I don't believe you would have difficulty reserving one. Alabaster Caverns State Park is kind of out of the way, so people traveling in their RV's won't be staying here just for a pit stop. We stayed the first week of June, 2020 and there were only two other RV's parked at the park. Just not a lot to do at the park besides the cave. They do have a couple of hiking trails and they are nice. Gift shop is small, but you can pick up a decent souvenir pretty cheap. Probably will never go back, but don't let that stop you from at least seeing the place. If you live within a few hours and have an RV, it would be a nice weekend getaway.
Written June 10, 2020
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Mark Lawson
2 contributions
Facinating Cave!
Oct 2019
My school went here during our field trip, it was very fun and I learned a lot, such as how the cave was formed and that it also serves as a nuclear fallout shelter. One thing I found interesting was the bats, I have been in a lot of caves before but this is the only one which had bats, and it had lots of them! A thing I didn't like is that you can't bring things like your camera, any type of food and even a flashlight but despite this, it was still a great experience! I would encourage anyone who is reading this to come to the Alabaster Caverns.
Written October 10, 2019
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