Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge


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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Address:Rt 1 Box 76
Jet, OK 73749

Phone:580-626-4794
Fax:580-626-4793
Web: www.fws.gov/saltplains
Established: 1930.
Location:Northern Oklahoma, about 30 miles northwest of Enid.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, hiking trails, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, crystal digging, educational programs.
Special Features:The salt plains are a unique geological area. Almost perfectly flat, the land is barren, with a wafer-thin salt crust. The salt was formed by repeated flooding by sea water millions of years ago. The sea water was cut off from the sea and evaporated, depositing thick layers of salt.
Habitats: 32,000 acres of salt flats, open reservoir, woodlands, grasslands, and agricultural fields.
Access: Open daylight hours.
Wild life: Migratory ducks, geese, Whooping and Sandhill cranes, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, white-tailed deer, toads and frogs, turtles and snakes.

See other parks in Oklahoma.
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Funding was provided by Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, United States Geological Survey, and Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University, United States Geological Survey, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wildlife Management Institute cooperating).
Habitat requirements and breeding success of charadriiform birds nesting at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.
Breeding ecology of snowy plovers, American avocets, and interior least terns at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma.
Compatibility of selenite crystal digging with breeding ecology of least terns and snowy plovers at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.