Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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Explore and Enjoy Wildlife

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Wildlife depend on national wildlife refuges as places to rest, nest and feed. Washita is a great place to see a diversity of birds, including the thousands of geese that stop over on the refuge during their migration.

Wildlife & Habitat

History of Washita

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This region is rich in history. Learn about the settlement of this area and how it shaped the landscape of today.

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Welcome to Washita!

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Washita is one of more than 500 national wildlife refuges in the United States. Come to the refuge to enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation like nature walks, hunting and many fun programs for children and families.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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