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Great Salt Plains Lake State Park

Near: JetOK (Weather)
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Trail Description Mostly sandy well maintained, most of the time, wide trails. Dirt w/log retaining walls bridges in several places on the south set of trails, across from the Air Force Landing strip. Ups and down, some twisty and turning on angles, neat. Very few rocks, mostly sandy or clay. Slippery when wet on the clay. Campground with only a few hookups, no bathhouse but a decent potty. No pens so picket, tie or highline from trees (use tree savers). Pretty view of the lake, many overlooks (use caution and don't get too close to edge-these are marked) Two sets of trails to go on there. If you go north over the bridge, past the store and general camping, up the hill and over the earth dike to second general camping and just past that entrance is parking for more trails on that side of the lake. These trails aren't as challenging but pretty nice anyway. Cross the paved road only at the walk-thru gates for safety. Water available in campground, not in horse parking area, bathrooms and showers up the hill from parking. $2-3 fee per horse-rider on trails, camping fees-see campground attendant at general camping area, we weren't approached for payment, self pay on trails anyway, so paid $10 even tho we used generator and not limited plugins or water. Not a really safe feeling place during hunting seasons-Oct. thru Jan. check with ranger, but nice in between and can ride in winter as trees block our notorious Oklahoma winds. Not a lot of miles but enough if you are not a speed demon you can stay over nite and ride some one day and others next. Fishing at river below dam and above dam in lake, some groceries at little store, best to bring your own mostly.
Best Time to Visit Spring thru early summer or early fall thru winter
Times to Avoid Hunting seasons-call ranger as it is a wildlife refuge and seasons differ
Campground Mostly dry camp but water available at faucets located all around, some sites with water and electricity, no sewer but dump station available at general camping area. Plenty of shade trees and can high line if you tie away from tree roots. Portable pens can be used and one public potty at one site, potties and shower at other.
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Elec. water shower toilet water Oklahom State Parks/Wildlife Refuge



, OK
Directions From Enid, Ok. drive north on Hwy. 81 to Pond Creek stop light/turn off at Hiway 60/64 Junction and turn west here. Go to Jet and turn north on Hiway 38 on curvy blacktop (slow down)and entrance to South area is across from Kegelman Field (on right-you turn left)straight into parking/camping. To get to the other trails load up, back out to Hiwy38 and go north (left) across bridge and follow that road as it curves back to the west about 1 mile and Equestrian area marked on left.
This information was provided by trailgaiter on 7/31/2009 2:25:24 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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