to Salt Plains!
on March 26, 1930, Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge is one
of over 540 refuges located across the United States and of 9
refuges in Oklahoma. The primary focus of Salt Plains is to provide
quality habitat for migratory waterfowl.
namesake is designated as the "largest such saline flat in
the central lowlands of North America". The 10,000 acre salt
flat is only a third of the refuge land; The 32,000 acre refuge
is complete with open water, wetlands, prairies, woodlands and
has also been designated as an Important
Bird Area and a member of the Western
Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. The entire refuge is
designated as critical whooping crane habitat for use during the
fall and spring migrations.
Events/Salt Plains News:
18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby: June 5, 2010 National Trails Day: June 5, 2010
Pelican Week Celebration: September 12-18
May 20, 2010
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