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

Bat Wing-Ding




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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!


From Rhonda on 08/18/2014

I've been to Alabaster Caverns 5 times now. It's been about 7 years since my last visit. I was excited for my friend to experience the cavern. We arrived about 45 minutes before the 2pm tour on 8/17/2014, bought our tickets and then decided to hike around a little and take in the beautiful view before the tour started. I insisted with her to stay in the back of the line to be able to take pictures and be able to look around inside the cavern. The tour guide explained the lights were timed now which surprised me because they hadn’t been before, but thought understandable due to the bats and natural habitat of the cave. The group was about 20 or less people and we were rushed, barely time for pictures or questions. The tour guide gave little information about the cave compared to the previous tour guides I’ve had in the past visits. Several times we along with a family of five were left running to stay inside of the lights going off and at one point we were left in total darkness away from the group, which scared my friend who had never been in a cave before. We had to fumble for the flash lights on our cell phones to have light enough to run catchup with the group then only to be told we’re past the 45 minute limit I told you the lights go out. I was so disappointed there was no time for many pictures or questions because we had to stay ahead of lights turning off. SO DISAPPOINTED! When the tour ended the family of 5 and us waited for the van to return for us and they were also very disappointed with the tour guide. What shocked us most is when getting into the van my friend just closed the door and while still standing the van took off throwing her against the door and then into the seat, the tour guide was driving way to fast with us in the van with no seat belts and small children in the van. Due to this experience I will recommend that no one visit there again.


 
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