Alabaster Cavern State Park

 

Summer means vacationing to most people. Especially those with families who only have the summer for a much needed break. Why not take your motorhome for a trip across the state? Or even out of state? Below is a great idea of a wondrous place you can vacation to that is RV-friendly.

To the Northwest corner of Oklahoma is a not-so-little place called the Alabaster Caverns State Park. This 200-acre state park is the home of the largest natural gypsum caves in the world that is open to the public. There are several types of alabaster found here including white, pink and black which is the rarest. Black alabaster can only be found in three places in the world: Oklahoma, Italy and China.

These caves are home to 5 species of bat including Cave Myotis, Western Big Brown Bat, Eastern Pipistrelle, Western Big-eared Bat and the Mexican Free-tailed Bat. The Mexican Free-tailed Bat migrates to the cavern in the spring to bear their young. They return to Mexico in the fall. During late July, you can attend an event to watch over a million of these bats flying out into the night sky to feed on insects. The event price includes a dinner of hot dogs with all the fixings.

They hold tours of the caves from 9AM to 4PM on the hour. There are many activities to do here including hiking, camping, wild caving and picnicking. They have lantern tours on Saturday evenings as well that are $16 per person and limited to only 20 people per evening. For reservations for the caves, camping or more general information for these caves, call them at 580-621-3381.

Be sure to check out this majestic and rare corner of the world. Pack up your Oklahoma City RVand enjoy what you find!

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