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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Rt 1, Jet, OK 73749
Phone Number: +1 580-626-4794
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Awesome place to see!

My kids absolutely loved going here! They loved the experience digging for crystals. Fun outdoor experience for the entire family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Thatcher R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids absolutely loved going here! They loved the experience digging for crystals. Fun outdoor experience for the entire family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Salt Plains were awesome! We dug and recovered about 10 lbs. of selenite. Make sure you bring extra clothes to change into because you will get dirty. Also, bring shovels and a container to put your crystals in when you find them. Make sure you stop at the info center first if you need to use the restroom because... More 

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Thank Kim B
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went to the N.W. part of Oklahoma to visit 4 state parks in 1 weekend. We stayed in Woodward and did Boiling Springs (quickest visit depending on how long you hike around) in under an hour. Then Alabaster Caverns took about 2 and 1/2 hours, which includes waiting an hour for the next tour. The next day we spent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, it is a pity the state does not take care of this place. That being said, we did look for fossils and found the whole idea intriguing. You really don't need to dig too much. We started to and I was a little discouraged after not finding any. So we walked further into the beach and many... More 

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Thank Cindy S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Excellent automobile trail through the refuge. Saw a couple of deer but that's it. Appears to be very dry and overgrown.

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Thank Roy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Fun place to dig for crystals. Families all over, kids enjoying digging in the sand. We had a picnic lunch after digging for awhile. Going back to dig some more. Peaceful place, it is wheelchair accessible. Seen one lady in a wheelchair getting around ok. Sign did say pets welcome, keep on leash. But didnt see any pets while we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I probably saw 50+ frogs jumping into the stream as I walked the trail. It is free and definitely worth the visit. I enjoyed the overlook on to the lake and seeing the birds. This is definitely worth future trips.

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Thank Lindi L
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great place to see many kinds of wildlife. It's a one way auto tour or you can walk/hike it. Bring water no matter how you tour this. It's worth it for sure and with all the other activities nearby, it's great for kids of all ages.

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Union City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Enjoyed hiking trails, fishing ponds and a drive through of the Refuge. While hiking the level are for beginners, my husband and I had a good time with 2 young boys. We were able to see a variety of birds, deer, turtles and lizards!

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Cherokee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Neat and unique activity to dig for selenite crystals on the flats of the refuge!. It's a place to take kids, groups, or people of any age. Don't wear good clothing as you get down and dirty. Best to go in spring after it opens or fall before season close unless you like heat. Someone around can tell you how... More 

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