Jet, Oklahoma: Great Salt PlainsWander onto the salt plains. Dig for salt. Roll on the salt. Go blind staring at the salt. Just don't lick the salt.
- US 64, Jet, OK
- North central Oklahoma.From I-40 in OKC head north on Hwy 81 through Enid, OK to Hyw. 64. Go west to Jet. Entrance to crystal digging is several miles from Jet and the main area of the park, on the west side of the Salt Plains.
- Closed in winter and during heavy rains.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Great Salt Plains
The crystal digging area is open again after being closed for a time. Bring a bucket of water and a shovel and get ready to face harsh sun and strong winds as you dig.
We were there digging for a couple of hours and didn't encounter another person the entire time. The kids went nuts with visiting this unique landscape and discovering buried treasure. A truly adventurous experience.[Eric Bolstridge, 05/01/2010]
World's only growing Selenite Hourglass Crystals, on the Salt Plains Lake Northwest Oklahoma. Free Digs.[Phyllis Hammer, 06/25/2003]
Fun for the kids. Dig for crystals in the salt plains. Unique hourglass shapes are found in the crystals. Nearby is Great Salt Plains Lake with cabins, fishing, etc. There is also a wildlife preservation area and birders frequent this area.[Karen Lockwood, 05/25/2003]