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Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges is wildlife photography. You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started. A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.  Photographing requires spending time out in nature and a healthy does of patience. Combined, the current Refuge units (Arbuckle, Hatchineha, and ​Kissimmee Bend) have over 30 miles of trails that are open to the public. These trails allow visitors to observe and photograph a diversity of habitats and associated wildlife. There are currently no photo blinds or observation towers. ​For specific rules and regulations of these opportunities, please reference: