"They tumble out of the sky like maple leaves, side-slipping right and left to lose altitude, feet spraddled towards shouts of welcome below."
Washita is one of more than 500 national wildlife refuges in the United States. Come to the refuge to enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation like nature walks, hunting and many fun programs for children and families.
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Though weekend hunts have already been filled, there are still 3 Wednesday hunts available this season: December 18th, January 8th, and January 15th. Blinds will be filled by reservation only, on a first call, first served basis.
Wildlife depend on national wildlife refuges as places to rest, nest and feed. Washita is a great place to see a diversity of birds, including the thousands of geese that stop over on the refuge during their migration.
This region is rich in history. Learn about the settlement of this area and how it shaped the landscape of today.
Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and many other insects play a very important role on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge. They help pollinate the plants that are a food source for many species, including humans!
Deer herd / USFWS
McClure House / Dale Moore ©
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