Jay Buckle Spring
Jay Buckle Springs are named after the Jay Buckle Ranch, whose headquarters were near this locally famous watering hole.
From Carter, OK go south on OK 34 for 11 miles. right turn (west) on paved road this road has lots of curves and hills, go 10 miles to "T" turn left (south), go 6.8 miles over the bridge. Just continue south for about another block (.02 miles) there is a house on left side of road. On the south side of house near a hill is the springs it is on the left side of the road. If you go over the hill you have gone to far. There is also a house directly across the road from the springs. (Watch very carefully for the springs it is some trees.)
Jay-Buckle Bridge Initated by E.L. Haygood and Victor Wickersham Constructed Through the efforts of the following: ~ President Gerald Ford. U.S. Senator Henry Bell State Highway Commission U.S. Senator Dewey Barlett J.C. Kennedy - Chairman Us. Cong. Glenn English Jr. William R Nash Governor David Boren W.E. Allford Sen. Gilmer Capps Martin Clark Sen. Herschel Crow James Gugol Rep. Victor Wickersham Mrs. Robert L. Parker Glen C. Southall Stanton L. Young Greer County Commisssoners Former State Highway E.L. Haygood Commissioners John Stovall C.O. Payne - Chairman Curtis Wetsel A. L. Klutt Smith Hester Robert Kerr Greer County Party Chairman H. E. Rainbolt James R. Garrett Dem Wilbur H. Whiteneck Joe P. Mc.Donald Rep. Oklahoma Highway Department Links:
- Oklahoma Wildlife Trail - Stop 23: Jay Buckle Spring
The springs are surrounded by large cottonwood trees. In spring and summer look for Yellow Warblers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers flitting among the leaves. Just past the springs, which are public access, is the Jay Buckle Bridge, which crosses the Elm Fork of the Red River. Sunrise on this stretch of river is enchanting, and like other bridges in the area, it is home to hundreds of Cliff Swallows.