Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

News

Public Notice

Washita National Wildlife Refuge seeks public comments on a Draft Proposal to add Mergansers to the authorized hunting list of waterfowl to take during Oklahoma hunting seasons.

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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Featured Stories

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