Great Salt Plains State Park

Great Salt Plains State Park 23280 S Spillway Dr
Jet, OK 73749

Phone: 580-626-4731
Fax: 580-626-4730
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***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

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.

***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

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.

The crystal dig area is located southwest of the lake in the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, and access roads are available six miles west of Jet or three miles south of Cherokee.  The crystal digging area is open from April 1 to October 15 from sunrise to sunset.  Located just under the surface of the salt plains, these crystals usually form into an hourglass shape.  Oklahoma is the only place in the world where this type of crystal can be found.  While searching for crystals, look for some of the over 300 species of protected birds that live in and can be seen in the refuge.

Enjoy a multi-day stay at Great Salt Plains State Park in one of the newly renovated, eco-friendly cabins.  Each cabin has its own bed, refrigerator and stove, among other amenities.  Pets are allowed in select units for a small nightly fee. Also, overnight camping is available at one of the park's 64 RV sites and 95 tent sites. One full hookup site is available, and all campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Comfort stations with showers are located near the sites and throughout the park for the convenience of visitors.  Great Salt Plains State Park also offers picnic pavilions and outdoor grills.

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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 crystal digging area is open from sun-up to sun-down for visitors and is owned & managed by the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.

Cabin Rates & Fees:

Cabins 1-5 (sleeps four adults): $75 (Weekday per night); $80 (Weekend per night, Friday-Saturday)

Cabin 6 (sleeps six adults): $85 (Weekday per night); $90 (Weekend per night, Friday-Sat)

2 night minimum for weekend rentals May 1st through November 31

Primitive Camping: $12

RV Camping: $20

Pet Fee: $10 + tax per pet 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 Clepper




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/26/15

Kim, we haven't had any reports of issues associated with the rain, but your best bet will be to call the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge directly at 580-626-4794. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Kim on 05/25/15

How is the crystal digging with all the rain? Are people finding crystals or have most of them dissolved with all the fresh water?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/22/15

Andrea, for availability and reservations, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Andrea Schafer on 05/22/15

I need 2 cabins for the night of June 13th. Thanks!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/15/15

Anita and Shalana, for availability and reservations, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From anita saunders on 05/15/15

looking for cabin for 2 people. One night stay. May 16th tomorrow night. Please contact me as soon as possible with availability and rates. Thank you!


From Shalana on 05/15/15

Good afternoon, I would like to know if you have a pet friendly cabins available for the next holyday , for two people. Check in on may, 23 Check in out may, 25 Thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/14/15

Sophia, there is no fee for digging, though for tour information, you'll need to speak with the park office by calling 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From SarahL on 05/14/15

Don't forget to bring your sunscreen! The sun reflects off the pure white salt, and it is easy to get sunburned! Also, a bucket and a small shovel, beach towels so you don't drag sand into the car, and lots of water and ice because no concessions or vending nearby are nearby.


From Sophia Sawyer on 05/13/15

We are having a family reunion and we have a group of 25. I would like to know if we could line up a tour and cost of digging. Thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/13/15

Amber, currently all the campsites at Great Salt Plains State Park are available one a first come, first serve basis only, but there are cabins available for reservation. To book a cabin, you will need to call the park office at 580-626-4731. They'd also be happy to answer any questions you have about amenities. There are two nearby towns, Jet and Cherokee. Cherokee is slightly larger and will have more dining and lodging options. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Amber on 05/12/15

Interested in coming up there somewhere between July 1st and July 3rd this year. What is the online link to book and look at amenities? What is the closest town with standard hotels and food places? Thanks!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/11/15

Tyler, pets are allowed in the cabins at Great Salt Plains State Park for an additional fee of $10 per night, plus tax. To check on cabin availability for your desired dates, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Pets are also welcome in the campgrounds and throughout the park provided they are cleaned up after and kept on a leash no longer than 10 feet. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tyler Weldon on 05/10/15

Looking for a cabin for the evenings of May 20 - 22nd. We would prefer a place where we can have our dogs but would take information for anything available including campsites.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/08/15

Megan, one campsite will be just fine. Within that site, you are allowed to have one tent for yourself and one for your dependent minors under 18 at no extra charge. At this time all sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Happy camping and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From megan on 05/07/15

We are wanting to tent camp. It will be 2 adults 5 kids. Will we need to get 2 campsites or will one be big enough? Do I need to reserve them? We are hoping for the 2nd weekend in june


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/07/15

Jennifer, there are some sites right along the lake that you might enjoy. At this time, all sites are available on a first come, first serve basis, so you're more than welcome to visit the park and pick out the one that works best for you. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jennifer on 05/07/15

Do you have any romantic sites


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/06/15

Jennifer, all the campsites at Great Salt Plains State Park are available on a first come, first serve basis, so your best bet is to call the park office at 580-626-4731 before heading out to check how full the park is. To see a list of state parks that currently accept online reservations, please visit www.travelok.com/state_parks_rv_sites. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From jennifer on 05/05/15

Do you have any hook-up sites available for 5/8-10?


From owner on 05/04/15

Heather - The crystal dig area does not close for any holidays. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From heather on 05/04/15

I am sure it is, but wanted to make sure it was open this Sunday for Mothers Day 5/10/15?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/04/15

Rachel, the crystal digging area is open between April 1-October seven days a week from sunup to sundown. Please visit www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.6588 for more information. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From rachel on 05/04/15

Is the crystal digging area open today?


From owner on 04/29/15

Lynn - Our availability changes from day to day. To get ensure a spot, we recommend arriving as early as possible. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Lynn on 04/28/15

Does the rv park usually fill up during Memorial Day weekend?


From owner on 04/20/15

Paula - To check for cabin availability, please call the park office between 8am and 4 pm. The office is open 7 days a week to answer questions and take reservations. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for using TravelOK.com!!


From Paula Cyr on 04/20/15

I am trying to find out if cabin # 6 is available any time in July 2015


From owner on 03/16/15

David and Mariane - Please call the office at 580-626-4731 to check on any availability for cabins. If you would like to see the cabins, we have several pictures on TravelOK.com for you to view. Thank you for using TravelOK.com and we look forward to hearing from you!


From mariane griffith on 03/15/15

do you have anything available for this Thursday thru Sat morning.


From David on 03/15/15

Do you have vacancies for April 23-26? Describe the cabin?


From owner on 03/13/15

Vickie - At this point, no we do not have a 1-800 number. You can reach the office by calling 580-626-4731 or by email at: Greatsaltplains@travelok.com We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for using Travelok.com!


From Vickie on 03/13/15

Do you have a 1-800 #???


From owner on 03/10/15

Morgan - the best primitive camping for access to trails is on the south side of the spillway. These trails offer the best view of the entire lake and wooded areas. Thanks for using TravelOK.com!!


From Morgan on 03/10/15

Coming up this weekend where is the best palce to camp via tent for use of the hiking trail thank you


From owner on 03/09/15

Just to add more information about the crystal dig area and why it is closed. The crystal dig area is managed by the Salt Plains Federal Refuge. It is a necessary location for shore bird nesting and is closed to protect these nests from being disturbed. The hatchlings don't leave the nests until mid-March and to ensure that all the babies are able to fly, the salt flats remain closed. If you want any more information about the crystal dig area, please feel free to contact us and thank you for using TravelOK.com!!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/09/15

Crystal, as of right now the crystal digging area is open from April 1 to October 15. We don't foresee those dates changing in the future, but if they do we will be sure to update this page! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Crystal on 03/08/15

i was wondering if the crystal digging will ever be open for spring break that is state wide?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/27/15

Heinrich, to check for cabin availability and make reservations, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Enjoy your stay and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Heinrich R. Weidinger on 01/27/15

Hi, we may come to your state park on May,12th,2015, how can I make a reservation ? Thanks for cooperation, Heinrich


From owner on 01/15/15

Camellia - To check for cabin availability and make reservations, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Camellia foster on 01/14/15

I need res for valentine week end two adults 2 dogs cabin? Do u have any


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/12/15

Amy, we're sorry, but at this time all campsites at Great Salt Plains State Park are available on a first come, first serve basis. However, you will typically not have any issues finding a campsite, especially in the winter. For more information, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Happy camping and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Amy on 01/12/15

Can you make reservations for the campground in advance for travel trailers? Thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/22/14

SJ, this is typically a great time for whooping cranes, but they haven't begun moving in yet. Once a cold spell hits up north, the park will begin getting their first migrating residents! Each group stays for about a week before continuing south, but since they stagger their arrival you'll be able to see them for roughly a month. For more information, please call the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge at 580-626-4794 or the Great Salt Plains State Park office at 580-626-4731. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From sj on 10/22/14

When is the best time for whooping cranes?


From Denice on 10/21/14

Just wanted to let you know that we very much enjoyed our stay this last weekend. The cabin and grounds were very well kept and it was very nice having everything we needed right there.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/22/14

Jaime, online cabin reservations are not available at Great Salt Plains State Park, although the park staff will be happy to check availability and make reservations for you over the phone at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jaime Swain on 09/20/14

Is there online booking available for cabins? Thanks!


From owner on 09/19/14

Carrie - I would suggest you take Hwy 412 to Enid, turn north on Hwy 81, then turn west on Hwy 64. Go through Nash and Jet. 6 miles west of Jet is the turn off to the digging area. There will be a large sign at the road turn off. Do not turn north in Jet as this will take you to the lake. Good luck and thanks for using TravelOK.com.


From Carrie on 09/18/14

What's the easiest way to get to the digging area? We are coming from Tulsa and wondered if there is a more direct route to get to the digging area, or if we have to drive around the perimeter of the park. Thanks!


From owner on 09/18/14

Jessica - I am sorry you are having trouble reaching the park office. The phones are operating and have been working all day. We have a lot of phone calls during the day. Please try again or you can email the office. Thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From Jessica on 09/18/14

The phone number to call for cabins does not work. 580-626-4731. I have been calling for over an hour and all i get is a busy signal. is there another number to call?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/12/14

Matt, yes to both! Pets are allowed in all of Oklahoma's state parks provided they are kept on a leash no longer than 10 feet and cleaned up after. The actual crystal dig site is located at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, and dogs are also welcome there on a leash. Recommended crystal digging supplies are sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, gardening shovel, drinking and rinsing water, small bucket, container to transport crystals, a change of clothing and shoes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the park office at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From matt dalton on 09/12/14

are dogs allowed at this park??? and do you bring your own shovels ???


From owner on 09/08/14

Diane - Unfortunately, we do not allow motorized atvs in our park. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOk.com!


From Diane on 09/08/14

I have a kids dirt bike ..50cc. Is this a park you can ride in?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/11/14

Ben, thanks for your interest in Great Salt Plains State Park! Actually the closest town is Jet, Oklahoma. For more information, please give the park office a call at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From ben pacheco on 08/09/14

Trying to update my GPS is Cherokee the city I want to use for cordinates?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/22/14

Tess, digging for crystals at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge is completely free! Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tess on 07/22/14

What is the cost to dig?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/09/14

Dundae, all cabins have linens and dishes provided. Each one comes with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, TV, dining table and full bath. There are also fire pits and grills outside the cabins. If you have any additional questions, please call the park office at 580-626-4731. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Dundae on 07/09/14

Do the cabins have linens? What do I need to bring for a cabin stay? Thanks in advance!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/05/14

Paula, for cabin pricing and reservations at Great Salt Plains State Park you'll need to contact the park office at 580-626-4731. Online reservations are not available at this property. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Paula on 06/03/14

How do you get to the screen to look at the cabins and when they are available. Also can they be reserved on line


From owner on 06/03/14

Donna - Yes, the cabins are pet friendly. There is a fee of $10 plus tax per pet per night. Thank you for using TravelOk.com!!


From Donna on 06/03/14

Are the cabins pet friendly?


From owner on 05/20/14

Kara - To check availability for cabins, please call the Great Salt Plains State Park office at 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOk.com!!


From owner on 05/20/14

Evan - The park and the crystal dig area are both open during Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal dig area is open from sunup - sundown, 7 days a week from April 1st to Oct 15th. Thank you for using TravelOk.com!!


From Kara on 05/20/14

I would also like to know if it will be open this weekend and if any of the cabins are still available for Saturday night.


From Evan GonehuntingForHistory.com on 05/20/14

I was wondering if it will be open this weekend during Memorial weekend.. I would like to take my kids there to dig on Saturday or Sunday??? Thanks..


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/05/14

Kevin, the crystals are usually located just under the surface, so either shovel will be fine. What we recommend is to use a shovel to dig a hole approximately two feet wide by two feet deep until you reach a wet, sandy area. Then, using water that has seeped in from the hole or your own container, rinse the sides of the hole. This will wash away the soil from the crystals. When you find a crystal, do not pull on it. Continue gently rinsing with your hand until it is free of the sand and clay. Remember, crystals are very delicate when wet, so you should allow them to dry before extensive handling. Other recommended crystal digging supplies would be sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, drinking and rinsing water, a small bucket, container to transport crystals, and change of clothing and shoes. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From KEVIN on 05/02/14

ONE MORE QUESTION HOW DEEP DO YOU NEED TOO DIG TOO FIND SALT CRYSTALS? JUST WONDERING IF I NEED TOO BRING MY BIG SHOVEL OR MY LITTLE ONE


From owner on 05/01/14

Kevin - It is free to dig crystals at the salt flats. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!!


From KEVIN on 05/01/14

how much it cost too dig for salt crystals?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/20/14

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 02/16/14

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!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/07/13

Cecil, thank you for letting us know about this oversight. We're very sorry that you weren't able to dig for crystals during your visit, and we've updated the park's description to clarify that the digging area is not within the park. It truly is somewhere that you must see to believe, so we hope that you'll make a return trip when it opens for digging again in April. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Cecil Sanderson on 10/07/13

You need to correct your description of the Great Salt Plains State Park. Paragraph 5 of your description states that the crystal dig area is located 6 miles West of Jet, OK. That's true, but NOWHERE in your description does it say that the Dig Area is on FEDERAL LAND...NOT IN THE STATE PARK. On Saturday, October 5th I made a 3 1/2 hour drive to the Park to dig crystals. Arriving at the dig site at 8 AM I was greeted by a locked gate and a sign stating that due to budget constraints the area was closed. Since I don't live under a rock, I was fully aware that the Federal Government had closed all Federal sights and parks.....but reading your description of the Park assumed that the dig site was IN THE STATE PARK. At any rate, I certainly enjoyed my 3 1/2 hour ride back home on Saturday morning. am already committed to do something else on October 12th, so even if the F Dig Site is opened by then I cannot return. Therefore, my next opportunity to dig crystals will be in April 2014.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/07/13

Steve, we do not have any current information on lake levels or fishing for Great Salt Plains Lake. Please call the park at 580-626-4731 and they will be able to help you. For fishing information on other lakes, please visit travelok.com/fishing and click on 'Latest Fishing Reports.' Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From steve dietrich on 10/05/13

Last time I was there fishing has been a few years, the lake got shallow and stagnant and had a big fish die off. Has fishing returned to normal?


From Rick Lambert on 09/12/13

I love unique mineral sites, this definitely is that. One of a kind, one of those got to do things. You will find some crystals, even if it is just picking up ones that other people left or missed when digging. Don't expect major tourist trap sophisticated canned entertainment, but if you are after old-school get out with the family fun, without breaking the bank, this is a very good option. Now that I have been there and know more, I will be back.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/09/13

Norma, please call Great Salt Plains State Park at 580-626-4731, and they will be able to give you the rate information. We hope you have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From norma wiyninger on 09/08/13

Would you let me rent a cabin for a special rate if I would pay for entire stay in advance for an entire month ! It would just be me renting or staying there ! In need of a get away !!


From owner on 09/03/13

We can reserve RV spots for a $5 non-refundable fee and we do try to accomodate guests with requested spots. However, we cannot guarantee that a specific spot will be available. If you would like to reserve an RV spot, please call the office at 580-626-4731. Thank you for using TravelOK.com and look forward to helping you with your visit.


From monti staton on 08/30/13

My family plans to arrive in the area around Saturday, Sept. 28 for 2 nights. We have a 30 ft RV. I have a disability and need a handicap spot. I see there are handicap spots marked on the campground maps but is there any way to hold a handicap spot if the sites are first come first serve?


From David Jones on 08/11/13

Many years ago I fished in the tailwaters below Salt Plains Lake dam.


From owner on 07/29/13

Angela Houston - We do have a 15% discount for totally disabled guests year round for cabins and camping. Thanks for using TravelOK.com


From Angela Houston on 07/27/13

Husband 100% disabled. anny discounts


From owner on 07/05/13

Corrine - The best way to check availability is to call the office at 580-626-4731. We do not have canoes for rent. Thank you for using TravelOK.com. Shawnee - The office is open 7 days a week from 8 - 4:30. Please feel free to call and check availability. Thank you.


From Shawnee Poling on 07/03/13

Hello, will you be open Friday to check cabin availability for Saturday and Sunday?


From corrine on 07/03/13

Do you have any cabins available for rent this weekend? Are there canoes we can rent for fishing?


From owner on 07/02/13

Mrs. Ollie - Please feel free to contact the office at 580-626-4731 and I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks for using TravelOK.com -- Shawna


From Pam Ollie on 07/01/13

My husband and I are coming to your area around July 10th, 11th or 12th. Would it be


From owner on 06/04/13

We do give Senior Citizens discounts for cabins for weekly rentals and RV rentals 7 days a week. We also have a Total Disabled discount available year round. If traveling on official state business, we give the state rate for lodging at cabins. There is also a discount for Good Sam. Thank you for using TravelOK.com and if you have any more questions please feel free to contact the office at 580-626-4731.


From Sara on 06/04/13

Do state parks give any discounts for senior citizens, state employees, Oklahoma professional educators,etc?


From owner on 05/22/13

Nichol - To check availability of cabins, please call 580-626-4731. Cabins #1-5 have 1 queen bed and a futon that fold out. Those cabins run $65.00 + tax Sun-Thurs and $70.00+ tax Friday and Sat. The larger cabin #6 has two queens and a futon that folds out. It runs $75.00 + tax Sun - Thurs and $80.00 + tax on Friday and Saturday. All cabins have linens and dishes provided. They all have stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, TV, dining table, and full bath. There are also fire pits and grills outside the cabins. Have a wonderful trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From owner on 05/22/13

Cherry - Check in time is 3pm for the cabins.


From Cherry on 05/21/13

Check in time?


From Cherry on 05/21/13

What time is checking for the cabins?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/16/13

Patty, yes, the cabins do have outdoor grills. If you have any questions, please call the park staff directly at 580-626-4731. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Patty B on 05/15/13

Can you tell me if the cabins at Salt Plains state park have BBQ grills outside? Thanks for your help!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/14/13

Robin, all of Oklahoma' state park tent and RV campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis. For a basic site with no hookups it is $12 a night, for a site with water and electric hookups only it is $20 a night, and for a full hookup site it is $23 a night. We have a couple of photos in the slideshow above of the campsites along the water. Just click on the photo and scroll through the slideshow. If you have any questions, you can also call the park staff at 580-626-4731 and they will be more than happy to help you. Happy camping and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Robin on 05/14/13

Wanting to know about your tent camping sites. Pics maybe? availability? any info. would help.


From owner on 04/29/13

Ralph - Please call the Great Salt Plains State Park office at 580-626-4731 to check availabilities for cabins. Thanks!


From ralph godfrey on 04/29/13

How do you find the availability of cabins at Great Salt Plains State Park?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/23/13

Jamie, the salt plains are open for digging from April 1st through October 15th. Have a great time and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From jamie on 04/22/13

i was wondering if the salt plains are open for digging


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/18/13

Steph, rain or no rain shouldn't affect the crystal digging process much. The only thing to keep in mind is that the crystals break much easier when they are wet. It is best to let them dry before handling them. For tips on crystal digging, please see our listing for the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Steph on 04/17/13

We are coming to dig this weekend. Will the rain, or has the lack of have any affect on the digging?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/15/13

Jim, as of today the cabin rates at Great Salt Plains State Park are $65 plus tax for the small cabins from Sunday through Thursday, and $70 plus tax for Friday and Saturday. The large cabin is $75 plus tax for Sunday through Thursday and $80 plus tax for Friday and Saturday. Please keep in mind that rates do vary from season to season. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a cabin, please call 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/15/13

Angela, the big cabin sleeps six between two queen beds and a futon. Each queen bed is located in its own bedroom, and the futon is located in the living room. You can reserve it by calling 580-626-4731. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jim McMinn on 04/14/13

What are Cabin rates right now?


From Angela Strohm on 04/13/13

I am interested in the cabins. In the one that sleeps 6, are there separate bedrooms or are all the beds in the same room?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/18/13

Aimee, unfortunately online booking is not available for the cabins at Great Salt Plains State Park, so you will have the call the park at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Aimee Bowen on 03/15/13

Who do I contact about cabin rental? Is there a specific website? Thanks!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/27/13

Debbie, thank you for your questions. Your best bet would be to schedule, in advance, a tour at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge by calling 580-626-4794. They will tell you about all the refuge has to offer, including bird watching and crystal digging. The best time to visit to see pelicans is during September. In addition to the state park and refuge, another popular thing in the area is to eat at the Smok-Shak in nearby Cherokee. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From debbie on 02/26/13

am thinking about bringing a group of school kids to crystal dig looking at April 19 or 20. what other things are there to do in the area. Is there a guide that could show us around or give us a tour. Where can we learn about the bird watching? When are the pelican's there? thank you!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/26/13

Janetta, the phones at Great Salt Plains State Park are currently down because of the snowstorm that hit the area yesterday. Please try calling back later this week, and they will be more than happy to help you! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Janetta on 02/26/13

What is your seasonal pricing? Also, your phone line has been busy for hours. Is this a bad number to contact?


From michelle baker on 02/08/13

we stayed in cabin 6 and it was absolutely wonderful! i was very impressed. it had everything we needed. from the linens to the cookware and dishes. i had a wonderful time. i would definitely highly reccomend this park. thank you!


From Wes the Carpathian on 01/22/13

Tent camped there several times, the park is well maintained. Very unique geography, very nice driving nature trail near campgrounds. The most spectacular thing you will see is the night sky, extremely low light polution. Great place if you have a telescope or want to watch a meteor shower. The park rangers have always been very pleasent and helpful. Beautiful place to spend a weekend.


From OpMogli1337 on 11/27/12

o.o That look sooo fun


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/19/12

D.J., for a family of six to stay three nights in a tent or RV, it would run between $12 and $28 a night depending on what amenities are included. The $12 campsites are primitive, meaning without water or electric hookups. Modern sites with electric, sewer and water hookups are $23, and there is an additional charge of $5 for premium sites at the water's edge. These prices are standard at all Oklahoma State Parks. For campsite names, please click on the red link that says 'View Great Salt Plains State Park Map.' Good luck with your assignment and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From D.J. on 11/19/12

so im doing a project for school for history on natural landforms that we would visit and one of the questions ask what is your camp site name and how much does it cost to stay there with a family of six for 3 nights, so it would help me out allot if I got that info thanks


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/26/12

D.J., for more information on cabins at Great Salt Plains State Park, please call the park directly at 580-626-4731. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From D.J. on 10/25/12

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/18/12

Mike, there is more information on the hiking trails available on the Great Salt Plains State Park Trail System and Eagle Roost Nature Trail located under the 'Related Listings' tab above. Unfortunately, we do not have a detailed trail map available, but the Great Salt Plains State Park Map on the right might help you! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Mike on 10/17/12

Where can I find a trail map for the hiking trails mentioned on this site?


From Kelli on 09/18/12

Just returned from a weekend trip to Great Salt Plains and it was AWESOME! The cabins were perfect and the digging was so cool! Everyone had a great time and I would recommend this as a weekend getaway for anyone.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/13/12

Stan, great question. Here's a list that we provided our team when we took the trip and it was very helpful.<br><br> Great Salt Plains Supply List;<br><br> Sunglasses<br> Gardening gloves<br> Scrub brush and/or gardening shovel<br> Sunscreen Drinking water<br> Some sort of small bucket or can to dip and pour water over crystals<br> Egg cartoon, shoebox or plastic container with lid lined with paper towels to transport crystals<br> Change of clothing is recommended as digging is a messy venture<br> Umbrella and/or lawn chair.<br><br> Happy crystal digging and thank you for visiting TravelOK.com.


From Stan Brown on 07/13/12

Are there items we need to bring with us if we plan to let children do some digging for the crystals?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/29/12

Glenn, by all means you can drive your motor home to the dig site and back. There is ample parking. Have a great time at Great Salt Plains State Park and thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From Glenn on 05/26/12

Is it possible to drive my RV,Class C motor home, to the crystal dig site and then back to a campground? Don't want to bring a towed vehicle if possible. Thanks


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/21/12

Dan, we would suggest that you call or email the park office using the contact information above and speak with the Park Ranger or Naturalist. They'd be happy to tell you about the fishing opportunities. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From K.C. on 05/19/12

My wife and I take our kids for over a week every year and love it. Nice quiet park and Raymond is great. BUT... Just found out they have been told to rent all the spots to oilfield workers for a month at a time for as long as they can. 3 disappointed kids!


From Dan on 05/17/12

was wondering how the fishing was on the lake. Was told there was 2 fish kills last couple of years. Please let me know what's going on cuz I was planning a trip down there in a few weeks. Thanks for your help.


From melissa on 05/01/12

am going with my 5 yr old and husband in the morning heard nothing but good ....3 and a half hours ... i will for sure comment after but i think it will be worth the 7 hrs both ways


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/26/12

Vseide, we are very sorry for your inconvenience last week. We include in the third paragraph of the park description that the selenite crystal digging is available April through October. We hope that you found other activities to enjoy while at Great Salt Plains State Park and will visit another time for the crystal digging. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From Vseide on 03/24/12

No where did I read that the crystal digging area is closed for part of the year. I took my grandson up there this week, a 250 mile drive, to find that we were a week early. They open the digging area on April 1. I'm not sure when it closes again, but sometime in the fall.


From Tom Creider on 03/12/12

In response to your e-mail, the reason for the added charge is for the extra time that is required to thoroughly clean the cabin. The more pets that are in the cabin, the more fur that has to be removed. For some people, cat fur can cause a serious allergic reaction.


From RFTWDave on 03/07/12

To charge $10/each for our four cats has just turned us off on Oklahoma State Parks. They are indoor furrkids and I would like to know what services we would receive for $10 each! Will be posted on the travel sites we frequent.


From Tandy on 02/02/12

Great Salt Plains is one of my favorite state parks and a birder's paradise. I've covered almost every inch of the multi-use trails and love watching the pelicans while they're there.


From JR Audcci on 01/28/12

here you go


From Gary Eyster on 07/13/11

My Wife and I go camping and Hunting every year to the River Road camp sites. The place is always well maintained. Raymond Wilson has always been very polite and as always very helpful. We would not go anywhere else. We have way to much fun with all the folks who camp there, would not miss it for the world.


From Janet Donlay on 06/14/11

my family make the trip every year. friendly people, beautiful scenery, we can't get enough of it.. Cabins are wonderful. The grandkids keep asking why we only go once a year. Good question! Thinking thats going to change!


From Renee Myers on 06/01/11

My cousin and I are recycled teens in our 50's. We visited the Salt Plains Memorial weekend and fell in love. Loved the digging, the scenery and the trip there. We plan on returning with grandchildren and I have told everyone who will listen they need to make this trip.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/17/11

Johnnie, thank you for the comment and we know you'll have a great time with your grandson at Great Salt Plains State Park. We have added a state park frequently asked questions document that you can view in the top right hand corner of this page. If you still have questions about camping, please call the park directly or use the email link above to contact the park staff. Thank you for using TravelOK.com.


From Johnnie Ferguson on 05/14/11

I have been to the park.It is very nice & quiet. I have never dug for Crystals. Am hoping to take my great grandson to dig. I guess I'm missing something, I cannot any rates for RV campsites on line. I really would appreciate the info. Thanking you in advance


From Cheryl Nelson on 01/10/11

I live in Enid, about 45 miles from Salt Plains Park and my friends and I take our horses there regularly to ride. Sometimes we camp overnight, always on the Southeast side of lake at Equestrian Campground there. Not many spaces but all have some shade, primitive unless you have a long water hose or heavy duty extension cord. There is a $3.00 per horse fee to ride and no posted camping costs. I usually put money in the box for camping anyway just to keep the place open. Trails aren't real long or extreme but some somewhat challenging, can spend several hours riding if it's not hot, a couple days and you can ride all the available trails, both here and around north west of the Dam. Trails are usually well maintained, no swamps, very few rocks. Only water along the trails is in the lake at one or two spots but trails aren't so long that it's a real issue. Nice quiet place with very seldom more than 2 or 3 trailers, never seen it full.


From alex on 10/21/10

i did not camp at this park but went there from another trip nearby. I agree that the park was very well kept and was a truly amazing dig site. A word of advice though, dont use trowels or shovels, the salt is only on the top, so the crystals form near the surface. As the crystals are fragile like all gypsy stone, any metal struck straight in the ground will destroy them, skim just under the salt with your hand for best results


From Aaron on 09/28/10

I tent camped there on 11 September 2010. I went there with my 3 year old son on his first camping trip. This park interested me because of the Selenite crystal digging area. What 3 year old doesn't like to dig in the dirt? We found a great spot on the river's edge. The park was really clean and well kept. The camping area was freshly mowed and there were not ant beds or any other issues. The day and night were very quiet and peaceful. The park ranger was very polite and was helpful. The selenite digging are was farther than I expected, but well worth the drive. It took about 25 minutes to get to the digging site. Overall, we had an outstanding trip with no issues. I cannot overstate how beautiful and well-kept this park is. I plan on camping again soon, and Great Salt Plains is at the top of the list.


From Andrea on 09/23/10

check it out


 
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