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    Enjoy views of North America's largest existing mammal, the bison. The refuge's herd includes approximately 650 of these herbivores.

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    The refuge's rugged landscape is the result of over half a billion years of geologic change and adaptation.

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Refuge Closed

Public Safety

May 26, 2015

Portions of the refuge are closed to the public due to a recent tornado and flooding event. To ensure public safety, the refuge will not be conducting any tours or programs and most refuge trails and auto tour routes will remain closed until further notice. Please contact the refuge before making travel plans. In addition to this website, updated information will also be posted on the USFWS Southwest Facebook page.

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Volunteer Experiences


There are many opportunities to volunteer on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. An amazing experience you won't soon forget!

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2015
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