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This place is way off the beaten path and many of the roads leading to it were closed for construction and you didn't know til you drove up on it. Made for a longer trip than it should have been trying to find our way....More
My husband and I swung through this. The visitor center was closed due to a fire. There seems to be plenty of hiking trails. Thought it was cool that they have a catch/release pond for children under 14. They also have an auto trail. We...More
Our whole family - including kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 2 - loved digging and scavenging for crystals at the Salt Plains NWR. We were blessed with very mild temperatures, which made the day much more palatable. A very hot day would be challenging,...More
My family went on a hourglass crystal digging trip. It was very windy but otherwise pleasant with the temperature at the lower 80s. It was beautiful toward sunset. Drinking water, and plenty of sunblocks are essential for the trip.
Stopped by on way to Kansas one time - have returned 2 more times better equipped. Is an addictive form of treasure hunting and the finds are fun to share with my family and coworkers. Read up on tips before going if you are traveling...More
When down on the salt bed it was easy to imagine yourself on the moon's surface. The flat, white grainy surface is broken up by holes in the ground giving the look of craters. Bring digging tools and containers for your crystals. We went on...More
The Salt Plains were awesome! We dug and recovered about 10 lbs. of selenite. Make sure you bring extra clothes to change into because you will get dirty. Also, bring shovels and a container to put your crystals in when you find them. Make sure...More
We went to the N.W. part of Oklahoma to visit 4 state parks in 1 weekend. We stayed in Woodward and did Boiling Springs (quickest visit depending on how long you hike around) in under an hour. Then Alabaster Caverns took about 2 and 1/2...More
First of all, it is a pity the state does not take care of this place. That being said, we did look for fossils and found the whole idea intriguing. You really don't need to dig too much. We started to and I was a...More