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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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Come See The Whooping Cranes!

My wife and I traveled here this April and were thoroughly delighted by what we found. This NWR is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York Mills, MN, United States
So much fun!

You must read all the reviews! There is some very good information so that you can go prepared... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Washington OK
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RR 1, Jet, OK 73749-9801
+1 580-626-4794
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 18 July 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

1  Thank lweaves
Reviewed 9 July 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
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

How can you go wrong visiting a great salt plain in land locked Oklahoma? It seriously looks like you are on the beach The salt crusts on the earth it goes on for a long time into straight horizon. Walk out onto the crusted salt...More

1  Thank LittleShelleyZen
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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

1  Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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 23 May 2017 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 11 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 17 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 4 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
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16 September 2017|
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Response from BluegooseTraveler | Reviewed this property |
No permits are required so no cost to you and enjoy.
25 July 2015|
Response from rkhnter |
Late spring, summer and early fall - April to October 15th