Great Salt Plains State Park
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Brian C would stay here again
“Good campground for fishing or passing through”
Reviewed Aug 01, 2018
We like to travel the backroads when we can. It's more interesting visually and the pace isn't so frantic. GSPSP is something we spotted on the map and decided to give it a try on our way home from the Black Hills.
First off, it's not really close to anything, so you're definitely a backroader if you are near this place. But it's a decent enough campground to spend the night. Especially after the beatdown that US-281 can apply. I doubt I'd stay here multiple nights, but then I don't fish.
We stopped at the main park office initially - they're super nice and very friendly. But you can pay at the iron ranger in their distributed camp loops. Since they pack-up pretty early, that's good. The camping was a bit expensive for what you get, but it did have 50A service.
The site we picked was a pull-thru in their River Side loop. It was easy enough to get in, but there are very few turn-arounds for big rigs. So keep that in mind. We didn't stay riverside because all those sites were back-in. And it looked like the fishermen were going to want those sites anyway. Our site was dead level which was nice.
The bad... The campsites are pretty packed in. Thankfully it wasn't busy the Friday night we stayed, or we'd have had neighbors less than 10 ft from the side of our bus. They've also got a pretty serious sand-burr problem, which made walking the hounds difficult. As a general rule, OK doesn't spend a lot of time/money on their state parks. While it was mostly clean, a lot of the infrastructure was showing its age. The bathhouse was pretty rough. So that's another downside. And there was zero sign of the campground host, so the rowdies were making noise till kind of late.
While we'd might use it as an overnighter, I'd definitely take a chance on other campgrounds in the general area.
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Cleo Springs, Oklahoma