Crystal digging season opens April 1

• Dig for free selenite crystals


March 29, 2023

CHEROKEE – View the unique 11,200-acre salt flats and collect the state crystal of Oklahoma free at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge during the crystal digging season, open each year from April 1 through Oct. 15.

Crystal digging is only allowed from sunrise to sunset in the dig area. First, drive to the Selenite Crystal Digging Area located at: 66003 Garvin Road, Cherokee. Once inside the gate, drive about a mile following the road and park in front of orange “Dig Area” signs. Visitors are allowed to collect up to 10 pounds and one large cluster for their personal use.

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