Great Salt Plains Lake is located on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River and is well known as a premier lake in northwest Oklahoma for excellent channel cat fishing. The lake consists of 8,700 surface acres and sits in a basin bordered by salt plains on the west with red shale bluffs and sandy beaches nearer the dam. The scenic area, including the unique salt flats, offers the visitor a memorable outdoor recreational experience. Visitors from all over the world come to collect the unique crystals.
Six state maintained areas are provided on the lake for overnight camping and a variety of day-use activities. A 32,000 acre national wildlife refuge borders the lake on its upper end.
Fees: Park Permit Required
Location: 12 miles E of Cherokee, Jct SHs 11 & 38