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    The third time in 20 years i have been there. The guide was a little abrasive but knowledgeable. She contradicted what previous guides had mentioned and relied on questions asked instead of informing us on History like previous guides. I felt a little rushed and didn’t like the fact that lights turning out behind us set the pace for the tour and felt being “left” behind as a way to motivate people to “keep” up was unnecessary. I will still go back.

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    The drive from OKC is boring Oklahoma farm land…but the park is a perfect day trip park. You can leave OKC in the morning, have lunch in Woodward and visit the park the afternoon.The park cave tours start promptly on the hour. Takes about an hour walk through the tour lead cave.There is camp camping too, visit the state park website for more info.You can hike the trails, some are experienced/moderate hiker level experience but the trails are easy. There are nice scenic views in certain areas.Snacks consist of soda and candy bars, so bring some of your own. Also, bring some water as the trails…you will need it. No water bottles, snacks, drinks, etc in the cave.Also, if you can not walk stairs easily…don’t go to this park. YOU would be the hazard.I recommend the park…there’s not alot to do in Oklahoma so…

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    3 hour drive from the OKC area and well worth every minute! It’s a very small state park, but there is a lot packed in. The cave tour was fantastic; a lot of great Oklahoma history there and a great national treasure. Although we didn’t camp, the camping ground and facilites seems minimal but sufficient. The hiking paths were not that long but very scenic and even a bit challenging in spots. All in all a fantastic Oklahoma gem that is well worth the drive.

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    Wtf!?! We just drove an hr to take a tour. We were the only ones there, and she told us we would have to wait 35 min to take it. So we did. Waited right in front of the place in the parking lot. When we went inside, the same homely little girl that told us we had to wait said we were 5 min late and had to wait another hr for the next tour. We were the only two ppl there all day! Wtf!?! Thats pretty lame. 🙁

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    I really like Alabaster caverns. They have great campgrounds and facilities. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The caves are really fun to explore if you have the permit and equipment. I’ve been to it twice now, and have had a blast both times. it’s truly a rare treat to get to explore caves in Oklahoma. To get the permit, you will need:minimum of three peoplea bottle of water for each personfirst aid kitflashlight for each personclothes to get dirty (it’s very muddy in the caves)proper shoes (hiking boots work, I wore my five finger shoes, which also work great)hard hat$5 per personThere are some fun trails to the caves, and surrounding them as well, which I enjoyed. There’s not a lot of bodies of water in the park, so if you’re planning on going during hot weather, just prepare accordingly and be sure to stay cool. There are two bathroom facilities; one by the park office, which has showers that need money to use, and you are not allowed to wash your muddy clothes there. The second is located in teh lower campgrounds in what i call “the gulley”. They have sinks and toilets (i’d bring toilet paper just in case) and no working showers. The campgrounds do have fire rings on most sites, but not all, and charcoal grills. Some of the firerings have grillcovers you can take on an off for cooking. There are also lantern hangers with two different level hooks and concrete picnic tables. The tour of the cave is great too. It can get pretty cold in there, so i’d recommend pants and a light jacket, and shoes with a good grip because it gets slippery. There is no food or drink of any kind allowed in the main Alabaster cavern.