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

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 reservable RV campsites are available. 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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Amenities
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, 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
Hours
Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hours above reflect park office hours. The crystal digging area is open from sun-up to sun-down April 1st - October 15th for visitors and is owned & managed by the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.
Pricing
Cabins 1-5 (sleeps four adults): $80 (weekday per night); $90 (weekend per night, Friday-Saturday)
Cabin 6 (sleeps six adults): $90 (weekday per night); $100 (weekend per night, Friday-Saturday)
2 night minimum for weekend rentals April 1st through November 31
3 night minimum for holiday rentals plus additional $25 per night
Pet Fee: $15 + tax per pet per night (cabins only).

Primitive Camping: $14
RV Camping: $22 - $30

Senior Discounts for Cabins:

A discount (currently 15%) may be given to senior and disabled visitors on the established nightly rate per cabin or lodge room Sunday-Thursday nights only, excluding holidays. Some restrictions may apply.

Senior Discounts for Campsites:

The senior discount is currently $2 off the daily published rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility fees are not discounted.

Total disability discount is currently 50% of the base rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility and premium campsite fees are not discounted.

Senior discounts are also offered on other recreational features.

For more information on senior and disabled discounts, please click ’Senior Citizen & Physically Challenged Visitor Opportunities’ under Maps & Resources located below. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
Directions
Located 8 miles north of Jet on Hwy 38, approximately 45 minutes NW of Enid.

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