National Wildlife Refuge
|Route 1, Box 76
Jet, OK 73749
Phone Number: 580-626-4794
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|Salt Plains NWR offers a wide variety of habitats for wildlife, resulting in a rich diversity of wildlife species who use the refuge throughout the year.|
Continued . . . The short .2 mile walk to Casey Marsh Tower is an outstanding area to observe ducks, geese, and eagles during late fall and winter.
A hike on the 1.25 mile Eagle Roost Nature Trail gives visitors a chance to enjoy a wide variety of wildlife and habitats. Turtles, frogs, and snakes enjoy sunning themselves on logs in Eagle Roost Pond. Sand Creek Bay is a good area to observe shore and wading birds during the summer, while ducks, geese, and cranes rest here during the fall and winter.
From the 20 foot tall Salt Flat Observation Tower, thousands of gulls, pelicans, cranes, and waterfowl can be observed during winter months. The lake shoreline is a favorite resting area for endangered whooping cranes during migration.
The spillway and River Road area immediately downstream from the Great Salt Plains Dam is an excellent area to view white pelicans, cormorants, and waterfowl.
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