Refuge Visitor Center:Daily: 9am to 5pm (Central Time Zone) The Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
At the Visitor Center, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with helpful information, including maps, brochures and checklists. There are also a number of exhibits to enjoy and a short film to view.
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge general brochure gives a helpful map, an overview of the refuge and some important regulations and detailsRefuge Trails: Free of charge, seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. This is where you can enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, and photography. Sixteen designated trails of varying lengths total over 30 miles of nature trails that offer many exciting opportunities to enjoy and explore this biologically rich refuge
Special Events, Tours and Activities:The refuge offers many exciting Special Events, Tours and Visitor Activities. Check out the Events Calendar and For Educators pages for other fun things to do.
Directions: From I-44 take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Highway 62, take Highway 115 (Cache exit) north to the Refuge Gate. You will find leaflet dispensers inside each of the Refuge gates that have maps and information. Contact Refuge Headquarters for more information. See the Maps section of this website for additional directions. The lat/long for the refuge visitor center is 34.710644 and -98.623426.For information on nearby lodging and businesses, contact the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce at 580-355-3541, or Medicine Park.
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