|32 Refuge Headquarters
Indiahoma, OK 73552
Phone Number: 580-429-3222
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|Spring at Wichita Mountains. Photographer: Sam Waldstein, June 2002|
Tours and education programs on the refuge are offered seasonally by reservation. Contact the Refuge for information concerning these programs.
There are 13 Public Use Lakes on the Refuge which provide ample fishing opportunities for both bank and boat anglers. Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish are likely to be caught in Refuge lakes.
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge hosts two of Oklahoma's most popular controlled hunts, the annual elk and deer hunts. Set amidst granite mountains and prairie grasslands, the hunt is 2 1/2 days of exhilarating scenery, and possibly the finest hunt of your lifetime. While the white-tailed deer herd is native to the area, the elk herd started in 1911-1912 when Rocky Mountain elk were reintroduced from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Enjoy your visit to the Wichitas but you might want to bring your binoculars. Most wildlife are wary of humans. Binoculars, spotting scopes and telephoto camera lenses will help you get a close-up view without disturbing the animals.
There are over 22,400 acres of wildlife habitat open for hiking, observing wildlife, photography and other recreational uses. Picnicking is available at four locations. Fifteen miles of hiking trails are established, and over 40 miles of paved roads will help you access the areas open for wildlife observation.
For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site. (http://www.lnt.org)
Our office hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday, except Holidays
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