Alabaster Caverns State Park

Alabaster Caverns State Park217036 SH 50A
Freedom, OK 73842

Phone: 580-621-3381
Fax: 580-621-3572
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The highlight of the 200-acre Alabaster Caverns State Park is the cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public and the only gypsum show cave in the United States. Daily guided tours of Alabaster Cavern leave promptly on the hour from 9am-4pm. For safety reasons, a maximum of 40 visitors are allowed on each tour. A fee is charged for the tour. The cavern tour includes interpretation by a guide and a well-lit path. Group tour rates are available for school and youth groups only and only after a reservation has been made and a confirmation number been issued. Group reservations are required at least two weeks in advance by calling the park office.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: Amphitheater, Campsites, Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Gift Shop, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Naturalist on site, Pets Allowed, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Playground, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Showers, Tours Offered

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available

  • On-site Activities: Watchable Wildlife

  • On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Monday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Daily guided tours begin promptly on the hour from 9am-4pm. Office closes at 4:30pm November 1-February 28. Reservations are recommended during major holidays, area-wide events and other scheduled happenings.

Guided Tours of the Cavern:

Ages 5 & under - Free but do require a ticket

Ages 6 to 12 - $7.00

Ages 13 to 61 - $10.00

Ages 62 & over - $8.00

Active Duty Military (w/ current military ID) - $8.00

Wild Caving (April 1-September 30):

$8.00/person (Special equipment is required)

Lantern Tours (Saturday evenings Memorial Day-Labor Day)

$16.00/person

Tent sites: $12

RV sites with electric & water hookups: $20

Reservations for RV campsites are accepted by calling the park office.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located 6 miles south of Freedom on Hwy 50, 1/2 mile east on Hwy 50A, or 20 miles north of Mooreland on Hwy 50.

Primary Contact:

Mike Caywood

Events

From Jan 1, 2014
to Dec 31, 2014

Daily Guided Cavern Tours

From Apr 1, 2014
to Sep 30, 2014

Wild Caving

From Apr 1, 2014
to Sep 30, 2014

Cave Camping

From May 23, 2014
to Aug 29, 2014

Fantastic Fridays

From May 24, 2014
to Aug 30, 2014

Lantern Tours

From Aug 30, 2014
to Sep 1, 2014

Birthday Bash

Apr 5, 2015

Park Pal's Easter Egg Hunt

From Apr 10, 2015
to Apr 11, 2015

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From Park Manager on 08/23/2014

Stacy, Rhonda, I’m sorry to hear of the less than satisfactory tour you had thru Alabaster Caverns earlier this month. I’m glad you brought this to my attention. Your guide has been with us less than a month and we have had a conversation regarding your experiences so that she may continue to improve her Cavern Tour presentation. That being said, you have to understand that we have to have guidelines for our Cavern Tours that everyone has to abide by or we simply could not operate. Some peoples’ opinion of these guidelines do not always come into line with the wishes of our park guests. For example, may I remind you that at the counter where you purchased tickets as well as outside of the park office is a sign noting that the tour is 45 minutes in length and that the tour path may be wet and uneven. Also, when you purchased your tickets it was mentioned to you that the taking of photographs were allowed ONLY if they did not slow down the progress of the tour. Guidelines simply have to be in place and followed so that everyone gets an enjoyable experience as they tour Alabaster Caverns. If you feel the need I would be glad to discuss this matter further. You may reach me at the park’s telephone number 580-621-3381 or email alabaster.caverns@travelok.com.


From Staci on 08/18/2014

The tour at 2 on 8/18/14 was quite a negative experience for me. This was my first time visiting. It was very rushed. As Rhonda stated in the review below, the lights were timed, and we were left running to catch up with the group. We were not lagging behind, we were about five feet from the group in front of us. About fifteen minutes into the tour, the three year old in the group in front of us started to cry, and the tour guide stopped, came up to the family and scolded them asking are you sure she can handle this? I am not sure what would have happened if they would have said no, we were no where near the entrance. Also, at one point we were left in the dark. I was screaming because I was very scared. The family in front of us were terrified too, they were very grateful we had cell phone flash lights. It was pitch black. The tour guide then scolded us saying we were taking too long. Again, we were five feet from the people in front of us. The tour ended with me being slammed against the door of the van when the tour guide took off. The group with us in the van were shocked and commented on this. I could have been hurt. I was still standing when she sped off. Not a family friendly tour, nor was it a safe one. Rushing us through the cave with a slippery floor was not a fun experience. Skip the caverns and visit the salt plains or the gloss mountains instead!


 
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