Little Sahara State Park
Fasten your seat belts for one of Oklahomaís most exciting state park adventures! Little Sahara State Park, with 1,450 acres of sand dunes ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet, offers the perfect playground for off-road vehicle enthusiasts, mixed in with some fascinating history.
The dunes originated over 11,000 years ago from terrace deposits and quartz left by the Cimarron River when it flowed across this area during the Pleistocene Age. Floodplain deposits left by the present-day river also contribute to the changing formations. This makes for a very, very fine quartz sand.
Early explorers of the area once called the dunes "walking hills." You can visit Little Sahara over and over again and never see the dunes exactly the same as the last trip. The wind and weather play an important part in the dunes shape and placement in Oklahomaís geography- sand blows and reforms. These sand dunes "walk" about a foot north westward every year. In some cases in other states or countries, where the sand dune is today, wonít be where it is tomorrow. Little Sahara isnít quite that bad, but you get the picture!
But how do you see this magnificence and experience the excitement if you donít have a dune buggie? No problem! Little Sahara offers dune rides! These dune rides include a little bit about the flora and fauna of the area as well as a great ride around, up and over and through the dunes! Just check in at the Park Office and get the current schedule and price.
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