People can participate in hunting, fishing, birdwatching, crystal digging, wildlife viewing and hiking. It is open every day from sunrise to sunset and is free of charge. Pets are permitted but must be on leash. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Visitor Center located two miles south of State Highway 11 along County Road 720.
Location and Contact Information
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 32,197 acres in north-central Oklahoma. The refuge is composed of mixed-grass prairie, rolling sand hills, forestedareas, herbaceous wetlands, open water (Great Salt Plains Reservoir), and salt flats.
What We Do
Many conservation tools like prescribed fire, heavy equipment, and chemical herbicides are used to manage the refuge for migratory and breeding birds, mammals, herps, fish and aquatic species. As well as connecting to the surrounding community and partners about environmental issues.
Projects and Research
The refuge has management programs focused on inventory and monitoring, and habitat. The Visitor Services Program focuses projects on outreach, education and partnerships.