Great Salt Plains State Park

Great Salt Plains State Park23280 S Spillway Dr
Jet, OK 73749

Phone: 580-626-4731
Fax: 580-626-4730
Description

Great Salt Plains State Park is one of Oklahoma's most unique state parks.  The barren landscape of the Great Salt Plains is comprised of salt left over from an ocean that covered Oklahoma in prehistoric times, and the saltwater lake in the park, Great Salt Plains Lake, is about half as salty as the ocean.

Visitors can take their pick of activities in the park, such as swimming in Great Salt Plains Lake or trekking along bike trails. Equestrians can bring their horses to Great Salt Plains State Park to ride designated trails, and there are nature trails to enjoy while taking in the scenery.  Fishing at Great Salt Plains Lake is fun for the entire family, whether in a boat or on shore.  Varieties of fish such as catfish, saugeye, sand bass and hybrid striper can be found in these salty, shallow waters.  You can also bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a trip around the lake viewing the many migratory birds that pass through the area.

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  • Discounts: Extended Stay Discount, Group Rate Discount, Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Campsites, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Lake Access, Lake/River View, Meeting Space Available, Non-smoking, Outdoor Grills, Park Ranger, Pets Allowed, Pets Allowed in Cabin, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Playground, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Showers, Swim Beach, Water Hookup

  • General Information: Free admission, Number of Units: 6

  • Group Amenities: Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 75

  • Location: Countryside, Recreation Area, Riverfront, State Park

  • On-site Activities: Biking, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife

  • On-site Lodging: Cabin/Cottage, RV Sites, Tent Sites

  • Room Amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Kitchen Facilities, Microwave, Refrigerator

  • Room Type: 1-Bedroom Units, Queen

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

8:30 am

4:00 pm

Monday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Saturday

8:00 pm

4:30 pm

Hours above reflect park office hours. The park is open from sun-up to sun-down for visitors.

Cabin Rates & Fees:

Cabins 1-5 (sleeps four adults): $75 (Weekday); $80 (Weekend)

Cabin 6 (sleeps six adults): $85 (Weekday); $90 (Weekend)

Primitive Camping: $12

RV Camping: $20

Pet Fee: $10 per night (Cabins only).

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

Located 8 miles north of Jet on Hwy 38, approximately 45 minutes NW of Enid.

Primary Contact:

Shawna Gregg

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/20/2014

Judy, thanks for your question! Yes, the crystal digging area is only open from April 1 through October 15 each year. The months with the lowest average wind speed are August and September, and the winds are highest in December, January and February. If you'd like to camp in Great Salt Plains State Park and drive to the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge where the crystal digging area is, it will take about 15-20 minutes. If you have any questions, please give the park a call at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Judy on 02/16/2014

My family visited with out Boy Scout troop and were there the same day the other BS troop found the vials in the sand & the park was closed. The wind was blowing an absolute gale on the plains, we lost hats, tools, etc., to the wind, it nearly knocked kids over when they stood up and I had some real issues with my contac lens - nonetheless, we had a blast! And the campground was one of the nicest I've been to. My boys have been back with their troop, but we'd like to come with our family and bring our young grandkids. We were told the wind always blows like that, but can you tell me if there is any certain time of year that it might not be so bad, so we can plan accordingly? I don't want to watch the little boys blow away - smile. And also, if we camp at the swimming beach, how long would it take to drive to the crystal plains? -Thanks!


 
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