Great Salt Plains Lake
is an artificial lake
in Alfalfa County
in the United States
named because of the salt flats in the area and for the Salt Fork Arkansas River
, which is dammed to form the lake. The average depth of the lake is only 3 feet (1 m) at normal pool. There is a location for digging selenite
crystals in the salt flats which lie close to the lake. In July 2007, the crystal digging location has been temporarily closed.
This lake hosts a variety of fish including trout, bass and weizesucs
The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge is located along the lake and in its environs.