Plan Your Visit


Welcome to Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge Headquarters  

The Mary and Murray Looney Education and Research Center serves as the refuge headquarters.  This is where the business of the refuge is conducted, as well as where environmental education and wildlife-related programs are hosted.

Enjoying the Refuge

To participate in an environmental education program or wildlife-dependent activity, please contact the refuge manager to learn more about scheduled events and to make an appointment. 

To protect the delicate cave resources, the refuge is generally closed to public use except for certain planned events by permit only.  


The physical address is: 16602 County Road 465, Colcord, OK
GPS coordinates are: 36.31516, -94.708267

* Please note that Mapquest and GPS units in cars typically have difficulty finding the refuge headquarters.  Also, maps tend to list roadways under different names.

For directions from various locations, click here.