The 8,075-acre Washita National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1961 to provide a resting and feeding area for migrating and wintering waterfowl.

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National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Washita National Wildlife Refuge offers wildlife-dependent recreation. Come hike our trails, drive the auto tour route, hunt for dove and quail, catch a fish or photograph wildlife. 

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      Our Species

      Washita National Wildlife Refuge is a wintering home for waterfowl and sandhill cranes. The refuge also provides a year-round home for resident wildlife species, and a nesting ground for migratory songbirds.

      Bald Eagle

      A large raptor, the bald eagle has a wingspread of about seven feet. Adults have a dark brown body and wings, white head and tail, and a yellow beak. Juveniles are mostly brown with white mottling on the body, tail, and undersides of wings. Adult plumage usually is obtained by the sixth year. In...

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