To the Top of the Spillway of the Great Salt Plains Lake in Oklahoma

May 24, 2023

After we arrived (May 16) at the Great Salt Plains Lake State Park and set up our RV, we walked Nox around.

We wanted to see how close we could get to the river, the Salt Fork Arkansas River.

From the bank, we could see the spillway and a parking lot at the bottom of the spillway. Look in the middle and then on the right side of the picture below and you can see a car parked in the parking lot.

We headed down the road and found a trail that cut through the woods towards the spillway. There was a snake at the edge of the trail. It didn’t move as we got closer to it. Notice it looks like a flattened ribbon instead of round snake. We think it got ran over and was dead.

We continued our hike and reached the parking lot. There were stairs to get to the top of the spillway, so we headed up them. Flowers were blooming next to the steps and we even saw a lizard.

The views from the top of the spillway were spectacular!

We took the stairs down to the upper parking lot and followed the road back to our RV. The upper parking lot was for North Spillway Public Use Area. It had tent campsites with picnic tables, grills, and a poles with hooks. The area was served with pit toilets.

As we walked down the road, we saw more campsites. These campsites included water, but no electric.

I noticed a turtle beside the road.

After getting all excited about the turtle, we realized it was dead.

We made it back to the RV without any more encounters with dead reptiles.

We didn’t get down to the river during our entire stay! I’ll be blogging about some of the other things we did in the area.

4 thoughts on “To the Top of the Spillway of the Great Salt Plains Lake in Oklahoma

    1. It was the same with the snake and turtle. After observing them for a bit, we realized they were dead. The turtle was there in the exact same position the next day, but the snake was gone.

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