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Great Salt Plains

Sunset from atop dam at Great Salt Plains State Park, September 2017. Photographer's Name: David Gerard Photographer's Hometown: Tulsa RPS 2018

Fishing Contact: (580) 474-2663

Fees & Facilities: (580) 626-4731

Game Warden: (580) 541-0820

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Operator: U.S. Corps of Engineers

Directions:  Great Salt Plains Lake is located on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River approximately eight miles northeast of Jet, Oklahoma, and 12 miles east of Cherokee

Area Description/Facilities: Great Salt Plains State Park manages five camping areas, which include six different cabins. There is also a community center building with kitchen facilities available for rent.  The park also offers an interpretative trail, accessible to those with disabilities, a combination equestrian, hiking and mountain bike trail, boat ramps, and a designated swimming area.

Physical Description: 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.

Species of Interest: Channel Catfish, Saugeye 

Management Practices: Species of Fish Stocked:  Channel Catfish and Saugeye.

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