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Salt Plains State Park
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains dig area © Donita Dupslaff
Digging for selenite crystals at Great Salt Plains park in April, 2017.
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains restricted area © Donita Dupslaff
After a morning rain in April, 2017,a shallow stream that will dry up before the day is over.
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains Lake © Donita Dupslaff
Cloudy afternoon in April, 2017. The far shore line of the Great Salt Plains Lake divides the sky from the still waters.
Salt Plains State Park icy days © debbie
this is two days after the 2009 christmas blizzard.
Salt Plains State Park © debbie
Salt Plains State Park © debbie
Salt Plains State Park © debbie
Salt Plains State Park below the spillway © debbie
water level low
Salt Plains State Park © debbie pornaras-gorby
Salt Plains State Park © debbie pornaras-gorby
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains © Chris Walters
Lakeside view
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains © Chris Walters
A view from the dam out to the lake
Salt Plains State Park Great Salt Plains © Chris Walters
A view across the dam toward the lake
Salt Plains State Park © debbie pornaras-gorby
Salt Plains State Park © debbie pornaras-gorby
Salt Plains State Park © debbie pornaras-gorby
Salt Plains State Park Contemplation © Western Doughty
Shot as the sun rises.
Salt Plains State Park View from viewing deck © Shelley Sierka
Looking out over the salt plains
Salt Plains State Park Clouds crystal patches © Shelley Sierka
Sky and ground seem mirrored
Salt Plains State Park Closeup of ground w/horizon © Shelley Sierka
Camera set on ground for long view
Salt Plains State Park Crystalized ground © Shelley Sierka
Closeup of salt crystals
Salt Plains State Park A New Dawn © Western Doughty
Shot during sunrise.
Salt Plains State Park Salt Plains Natl Wildlife Refuge © Shelley Sierka
Sign at viewing deck
SALT PLAINS STATE PARK
SALT PLAINS STATE PARK
23280 S. Spillway Dr
Jet, Oklahoma   73749
(lat:36.743 lon:-98.1329)

Phone: 580-626-4731
Email:
Recreational opportunities at Great Salt Plains State Park include boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and exploring. The Great Salt Plains Lake is located at the park and covers 8,690 surface acres with 41 miles of shoreline and is a shallow, salty lake with fishing opportunities for catfish, saugeye, sandbass and hybrid striper. Personal watercraft are not recommended. The park has RV and tent sites, comfort stations with showers, cabins, picnic sites, group shelters, swimming beach, playgrounds, boat ramps, fishing dock and equestrian trails. Horse rental is not available. The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge sits adjacent to the park and offers great bird watching and fall foliage viewing opportunities. The refuge is the only spot in the world where crystal enthusiasts can dig for hourglass selenite crystals, a rare and fragile form of selenite, which is a form of gypsum. Digging times are available from April 1 through October 15. **Notice** Selenite crystal digging at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge resumed on April 25, 2009.
Fishing
Hybrid Striped Bass ? White Bass ? Channel Catfish ? Saugeye


Location
Salt Plains State Park is

Area Attractions
Features/Facilities: Coffee Maker ? Credit Cards Accepted ? Hair Dryer ? Handicap Accessible ? Kitchen ? Lake/River View ? Pets Allowed ? Satellite/Cable TV ? Senior Discount ? 840 Park Acres ? Assigned Campground ? Community Building ? National Wildlife Refuge ? Swimming Beach ? Equestrian Trail ? Boating ? Nature Trail ? 3 Camping Areas ? 106 Tent Campsites ? 64 RV Campsites ? 8,890 acre Great Salt Plains Reservoir & Salt Flats (near the park) ? 6 Cabins with Kitchens & Coffee Makers

Nearby: Homesteader's Original Sod House, Aline ? Byron Fish Hatchery ? Alfalfa County Historical Society Museum, Cherokee (by appointment) ? Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge ? Cherokee Strip Museum, Alva ? Northwestern Oklahoma State University Museum of Natural History, Alva

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 5 Bucket List Park by Donita Dupslaff
Wonderful state park, we stayed in the park cabins and were very pleased with the amenities.
May 7 AMAZING PARK by Keeley
This was the most amazing park and crystal reserve ever
December 19 My favorite park by Richard Jackson Enid,Ok
My wife and I camp in a fifth wheel trailer on river road 3 to 4 times a year. The first time I ever camped was there. I love camping at salt plains, also the game warden is very nice.
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Directions
Great Salt Plains State ParkRt 1 Box 28Jet, OK 73749

8 miles N of Jet on Hwy 38. Approximately 45 minutes NW of Enid.

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