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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
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
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
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
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