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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 2 things to do in Jet Features Animals
RR 1, Jet, OK 73749-9801
+1 580-626-4794
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Be prepared

This place is way off the beaten path and many of the roads leading to it were closed for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charrie S
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Something to see and do

My husband and I swung through this. The visitor center was closed due to a fire. There seems to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie E
Le Sueur, Minnesota
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RR 1, Jet, OK 73749-9801
+1 580-626-4794
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

3  Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

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

1  Thank OKwanderers
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

1  Thank AdastraExplorer
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My kids absolutely loved going here! They loved the experience digging for crystals. Fun outdoor experience for the entire family.

Thank Thatcher R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

3  Thank Kim W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

3  Thank Coach96
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Cindy S
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What season is the salts plains open for digging?
26 July 2015|
Response from rkhnter |
Late spring, summer and early fall - April to October 15th