Timber rattlesnake / John Muller

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it? The refuge is located in south-central Oklahoma on the Washita River and north of Lake Texoma. It is near the Texas state line.

When was it established? 1946.

How big is it? 16,464 acres.

Why is it here? The refuge was established to benefit migratory waterfowl in the Central Flyway and help conserve America’s wildlife heritage for current and future generations.

What can I do there? Visitors can enjoy wildlife-dependent activities, including fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation throughout designated areas of the refuge.

Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed on the refuge, but must be kept on a leash and under control of the owner at all times.

Can I bring and release wildlife on the refuge? Releasing any animal (wildlife or unwanted pets) on Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge is illegal and subject to a fine.