Alabaster Caverns State Park

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Alabaster Caverns State Park

Oklahoma

(580) 621-3572

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Overview

Alabaster Caverns State Park, located in northwestern Oklahoma, is an exciting retreat for families on recreational road-trips and adventure-seeking cavers alike. The highlight of this 200-acre park is the 3/4-mile cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world open to the public. Daily guided tours of the cave are available on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Visitors should note that a standard fee is charged for these guided tours). The cavern recently underwent an extensive lighting overhaul, which makes it more visible and accessible than ever. Group tour reservations are required to be made at least two weeks in advance. A horseshoe pit, volleyball court, hiking trails, RV & other camping areas, picnic tables and shelters, group shelters with electricity, water and grills are available outside the cave at Alabaster Caverns State Park. Wild caving is also an opportunity for more experienced cavers to embark on an unique adventure at the park!

Map of Alabaster Caverns (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.696709, -99.151268

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Activities

  • Camping

    Alabaster Caverns State Park offers both RV (with 30 Amp 50 Amp electrical hookups) and tent camping, as well as a reservable group site. The upper RV campground and bathroom facilities remain open year-round.

  • Caving

    The cavern tour involves a strenuous walk of approximately 3/4 mile, during which visitors will climb or go down a total of 330 stair steps. Due to these natural features and conditions, the cave is always cool and damp. The tour path is, at places, narrow, wet, uneven or at a steep incline. The tour takes about 45 minutes to complete. Due to the features of the cave described above, the walking tour is not recommended for those with mobility or respiratory problems, heart conditions or claustrophobia.

    Wild caving is allowed from March 1 through September 30 in four of the park's caves. These caves have nore marked trails or lights, and thus cavers must obtain permits from the park, travel in groups of at least three, and bring flashlights, hiking boots, hardhats, pants, and long-sleeves.

  • Hiking

    Hiking at Alabaster Caverns State Park is primarily available inside the park's 3/4 mile deep cave. Self-guided and guided walking tours are offered.

  • Historic Sites

    Daily guided tours of Alabaster Cavern are available on the hour from 9am-4pm.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is available at the campgrounds and at a large picnic pavilion.

  • RVing

    Multiple camping options exist for RV users, and an RV dump site is also available.

Seasonality/Weather

Some RV campsites are open year-round, but the majority are only open during the summer months. The cave itself is open year-round.

Directions

Driving

Alabaster Caverns State Park is located six miles south of Freedom on Highway 50, and then 1/2 mile east on Highway 50A, or 20 miles north of Mooreland on Highway 50.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(580) 621-3572

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