The best camping near Great Salt Plains State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Great Salt Plains State Park adventure.

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412 Safe Place

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Ringwood, OK
The 412 Safe Space is a couple of acres of land hidden away in plain sight that offers easy access to Highway 412. Surrounded by farmland and a high-security fence for privacy this site offers breathtaking views and complete peace of mind. It also has a shop lit by solar lights, an empty 40' sea container, and an underground storm shelter to keep you dry and safe in any weather. Whether you decide to set up camp in the shop or out under the stars, it's a wonderful place to get away for the weekend and enjoy a piece of the Great Plains all to yourself!
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Brad’s Hideaway

1 site · Lodging80 acres · Freeport, KS
Small cabin (12 x 16 plus loft) tucked in a remote property, sleeps 4 adults. Small pond for fishing and kayaking and creek near cabin. Fire pit for outdoor cooking. Electricity to cabin. A/C in cabin. no running water. out house near cabin. 12 acres of woods to explore. Small zip line across creek. Soon to be RV electric hookup near pond.
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The best camping near Great Salt Plains State Park guide



Looking for something different for your next outdoor getaway? Check out the very unique Great Salt Plains State Park where you can spend time on the salt crust of a prehistoric sea bed! This park has lots to do besides exploring salt. There is a lake for boating, fishing, and watching migratory birds (like pelicans!), as well as a trail network for hiking and horseback riding. In the adjacent Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge there is a seasonal crystal dig area where you can hunt for hourglass shaped selenite crystals under the salt crust. It is the only place in the world to find this type of crystal. Best camping souvenir ever! Since you may get addicted to this crystal digging, why not spend a few nights at one of the park’s many campsites or splurge on one of the newly renovated, eco-friendly cabins. This area is a real gem!

Notable campgrounds

  • Nathan Boone Equestrian Camp: Offers sites with corrals for horse enthusiasts and direct trail access.
  • George Sibley Equestrian Area: Provides a more primitive camping experience for equestrian visitors.
  • Lakefront RV & Tent Sites: Enjoy stunning views and easy lake access for fishing and boating.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to ensure your spot amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park's campgrounds are fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Great Salt Plains State Park is from April to October, when the crystal digging area is open and the weather is favorable for outdoor activities. Summer months can be hot; plan accordingly. Winter brings cooler temperatures and fewer visitors, offering a peaceful park experience, though some activities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check weather forecasts as conditions can change rapidly, affecting park activities and access.
  • Park office hours are from 8am to 4pm; plan your visit within these times for full support.
  • The park is ADA compliant, ensuring accessibility for all visitors.
  • Remember to get a parking pass for your vehicle before exploring the park.
  • Pets are welcome in the park, with select cabins allowing them for a small fee.

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