Visiting the SGP

View a custom Google map with driving directions to the SGP Central Facility.
View a custom Google map with driving directions to the SGP Central Facility.

Safety First!

Before visiting the SGP, you must submit a Site Access Request Form.

Please note: Non-U.S. citizens require additional approval and forms need to be submitted 30 days prior to visit.

Environmental Safety and Health Documents

When visiting the site, you must attend a safety orientation given by the Site Operations Manager.

The Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) documents listed below are guidelines for both SGP visitors and employees. Before visiting the site, it is important to familiarize yourself with these policies and procedures. If you have questions or comments, please contact the Site Operations Manager, John Schatz, 331.318.3354.


The best way to get to the SGP site is by flying into the Tulsa, Oklahoma, airport. Another option is to fly into the Oklahoma City airport, but the travel distance is shorter from the Tulsa airport. A rental car will be needed to get from either airport to the site. The drive from Tulsa is about 2 hours, and the drive from Oklahoma City is about 2.5 hours. There is a dry-weather road and an all-weather road. A person traveling to the site will need to contact the Site Office at 331.318.3354 for current road conditions.

Maps and Driving Directions

Hotels and Community Information

Hotel Rooms Available Comments
Fairfield Inn (by Marriott)
3405 N. 14th
  • Government room rate available
  • Continental breakfast included
Holiday Inn Express
2809 N. 14th
  • Complimentary breakfast and newspaper
  • Complimentary high-speed internet
  • Fitness and health center
  • Laundry facilities
Pioneer Inn
719 N. 14th
  • Government room rate available
  • Caters to long period stay overs (weekly rates available)
  • Microwaves and refrigerators in every room
Rose Stone Inn
120 S. Third St.
  • Government room rate available
  • Continental breakfast included
  • Room refrigerators available upon request
  • Laundry service available
  • Meeting rooms available
  • Restaurant in hotel
Comfort Inn
3101 N. 14th St.
  • Government room rate available
  • Free wireless Internet in public areas
  • High-speed Internet available in each room
  • Continental breakfast
  • Exercise room
  • Laundry services available
  • Meeting room with 50-inch plasma TV

Ponca City has many restaurants that include variety menu, dinner house and club, pizza, and fast food. You will have no problem finding a place to eat in this town!

Shipping and Contact Information

  Contact Information
Site Office ARM Southern Great Plains Site Office
109596 Coal Road
Billings, OK 74630
580.388.4052 (Fax)
Site Manager
Nicki Hickmon
On-Site Operations Manager and Safety Officer
John Schatz
Administrative Support
Brooke Martin


The SGP site accepts Federal Express and UPS deliveries on a regular basis. Yellow Freight is usually used for larger shipments. The site has a small loading dock for these deliveries and a truck-mounted crane for help with the larger packages.

Before shipping items to the SGP, please fill out a SGP Site Shipping Form. Please see the table below for the shipping adress.


The SGP site central facility has a Site Safety Officer (SSO), Site Security Officer (SSEO), and an Assigned Site Duty Officer (ASDO) who respond to any fire or security alarms that are activated. The Site Safety Officer accepts this responsibility during normal working hours and the Site Security Officer and Assigned Site Duty Officer accept the responsibility after normal working hours.

Each trailer located on-site has a fire and security system installed. The central facility is also enclosed in a chain-link fenced area with a gated entrance. This gate is locked after working hours.


There are four types of storage areas available at the SGP site:

  • Outside Uncovered - 5000 sq. ft. (limited to minimize instrument impact)
  • Outside Covered - 1000 sq. ft. (under raised decks and porches)
  • Inside Not Climate Controlled - 200 sq. ft. (in the Seatainer)
  • Inside Climate Controlled* - 1800 sq. ft. (double and single-wide trailers at IDP #4)

These storage areas are to be used for installing instruments or spare parts on instrument systems already installed at the site. The following describes the total square footage available for each storage option:

Arrangements for storing instruments or parts at the site should be coordinated through Site Operations.

Air Space Coordination

Air space coordination for the SGP site is handled through the SGP Site Manager Nicki Hickmon.