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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

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RR 1, Jet, OK 73749-9801
+1 580-626-4794
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A few things we learned

This is a perfect day trip in the summer with the kids there are just a few things we didn't know... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
KDW75
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Tuttle, Oklahoma
via mobile
One of the coolest things to do in Oklahoma

Recommendations: Enter on the gravel road off 64 south of Cherokee, inatead of Jet. Take a high... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
RestaurantChallenged
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OKC
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RR 1, Jet, OK 73749-9801
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"selenite crystals"
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"sandhill cranes"
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect day trip in the summer with the kids there are just a few things we didn't know. 1. Make sure you don't just type salt plains state park in the gps or it will take you out of the way. 2....More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Recommendations: Enter on the gravel road off 64 south of Cherokee, inatead of Jet. Take a high profile vehicle if you have one. There were a couple nerve racking spots in our sedan. We also recommend arriving early before the heat. Take chairs and something...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I have been 3 times, once as a kid with my family, once last summer with my family and again this month with my husband. I love digging for crystals, as do my children. It was very windy and I did get sunburned, so I...More

Thank Amber W
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

My wife is an amateur wildlife photographer, so drove to the salt plains national wildlife refuge to spend an afternoon see if we could get some new and exciting photos. The park staff were very helpful and all of their advice was well worth following....More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Just came back from an overbite trip to the refuge. The visitor center is under construction after it was destroyed by a fire last year. Some trails and a bird blind overlooking the lake. 50,000+ sandhill cranes this time of the year. Snow geese and...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the kids to dig crystals. Hourglass selenite and sand gypsum crystals are everywhere. As well as a very unique ecosystem of insects seem nowhere else. Make sure your bring extra water,1 case minimum,as well as lots of sunscreen.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

I've been wanting to go out and dig for crystals here for a long time. Finally, it was decided to make a day trip out of it and go. I have to say, it was well worth the trip and I'm glad that I finally...More

3  Thank BrianW604
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

My wife and I traveled here this April and were thoroughly delighted by what we found. This NWR is located in north central Oklahoma near the town of Jet, OK. It was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds. We enjoyed digging...More

1  Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

You must read all the reviews! There is some very good information so that you can go prepared. Bring shovels, something to lay on (the salt is rough), water, and something to drink. Even after researching, we had a hard time finding the crystals at...More

2  Thank lweaves
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

We were on our way through Oklahoma on back roads and came across signs for the Salt Plains. There were several locations to pull off with great views and some with information plaques giving information about the local wildlife and history of the plains. My...More

Thank Tarah L
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shannonrankin181
September 16, 2017|
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Response from BluegooseTraveler | Reviewed this property |
No permits are required so no cost to you and enjoy.
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Britt83cutnose
July 25, 2015|
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Late spring, summer and early fall - April to October 15th
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