Facility Rules and Policies

Refuge lands are generally open from sunrise to sunset daily year-round. Some units close for 3-day, limited permit archery deer, feral hog, or wild turkey hunts in fall and spring. During these hunts, Wildlife Drive and one or more hiking trails remain open to the public. 

Because the refuge lies within the Lake Texoma watershed, several roads and trails including Wildlife Drive are subject to flooding. The Lake Texoma water level is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The amount of water that can be released downstream to reduce flooding above the dam is based on many factors, especially downstream flooding.