Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to get serious about planning trips. The weather is so beautiful all over the country that the next few months is the best time to take advantage of it! Before you head all over the place, though, you might want to visit some worthwhile spots right here in your own state.

Wildlife RefugeOne such destination is only about two and a half hours north and has some of the most beautiful views in Oklahoma. Get your Oklahoma motorhome ready; we’re taking a trip to Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.

About The Refuge

Salt Plains is 1 of 550 national wildlife refuges, 9 of which are in Oklahoma. It also happens to be the largest saline flat in North America. In total, the area stretches through 32,000 acres with various types of geology throughout. The most unique feature of this specific refuge is that it’s designated as a habitat for the whooping crane, which is in critical list.


While there are plenty of the typical active things to do such as hiking, biking, and picnicking from your camper, there are also many ways to go at your own pace. People flock in from across the country to simply watch the wildlife around them. The species list is impressive and a lot can be learned from just taking the time to be observant. During this time of year, there are nearly 100,000 birds stopping in. If you came to hunt, it is permitted in designated areas but only for game and migratory birds or deer with a permit.

Being that close to wildlife makes you realize how simple and amazing life really is. It’s amazing to think that this is what the world used to look like. Have you taken a trip in your Oklahoma City RV up to the refuge? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

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