Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area

Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area Alabaster Caverns State Park
217036 SH 50A
Freedom, OK 73842

Phone: 405-990-4977

The Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area between Freedom and Woodward is an area protected by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Each summer, visitors make the trip to see over a million bats take to the skies at night during special Bat Watch events. The Mexican free-tailed bats return to this 340 acre plot of land in northwestern Oklahoma each year as part of their migratory path. They travel 1,400 miles each spring to give birth and raise their young in this protected wildlife area. The bats are loved by farmers and ranchers for eating all sorts of pests, and the bat is Oklahoma's official state flying mammal for it's special relationship with the Sooner state. The area is also home to porcupines, Texas horned lizards, larks, great-crested flycatchers and many other animals.

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  • On-site Activities: Watchable Wildlife

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

The Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area is only accessible during permitted Bat Watch events that occur each summer. They happen the four Fridays and Saturdays following Independence Day.

Adults 13 & Up: $12

Children 8-12: $6

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

Visitors registered for the Bat Watch events will be transported by bus from Alabaster Caverns State Park to the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area.

Primary Contact:

Melynda Hickman

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