What to Expect at a Bat Watch
|Aside from the trail and viewing areas, the bat-viewing site is in its natural state.|
up to a million bats fly over your head and off into the twilight sky at a Selman Bat Watch.
Begin your bat watch experience at Alabaster Caverns State Park 30 miles northeast of Woodward, OK. How to get there. You will be conveyed to the bat-viewing area from there.
School day nostalgia creeps in as you board the school bus to the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area. The Wildlife Department manages the area, which is only open to the public during the Bat Watches.
Once there, take in the rolling sandsage prairie and white, gypsum bluffs. Discover new things about Oklahoma’s prairie during an
optional short, 1⁄4-mile, nature walk led by biologists and trained volunteers.
Watch the setting sun against the vast, western Oklahoma sky as you wait comfortably in the viewing area. Get your cameras and binoculars ready here come the bats.
For your safety, and to protect the bats, the cave will not be toured.