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    American Bison

    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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    New Field Guides

    Dr. Angel Chiri has created and donated free field guides covering a small sample of the bugs and spiders of the Wichita Mountains area.

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

    Rugged ranges


State Burn Ban Restrictions

Effective immediately, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will enforce restrictions on public recreation due to the potential for extreme fire danger.

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Brief closures for feral hog control

The refuge is working to control feral hogs. To assure public safety, areas including Burma Road, Boulder Trail and Picnic Area, Lost Lake, Quanah Parker Lake, French Lake, Osage Lake, Dog Run Hollow, Elk Mountain, Charons Gardens, Sunset, and Post Oak and Treasure Lakes will be temporarily closed Thursday February 13-14 for feral hog control activities.

More information on closures

Tour Calendar

A schedule of this year's Tours is available.

Tour schedule

Reporting Poaching

Information on reporting poaching on the Wichita Mountains is available on the Law Enforcement page.

Law Enforcement
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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!

Making a difference for wildlife...

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.

Learn more about the NWRS