Enjoy views of North America's largest existing mammal, the bison. The refuge's herd includes approximately 650 of these herbivores.
The refuge's rugged landscape is the result of over half a billion years of geologic change and adaptation.
About the NWRS
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
The refuge is working to control feral hogs. To assure public safety, Elk Mt and Charons Garden will be temporarily closed Friday February 17, 2017 for feral hog control activities. More information on closures
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is offering a limited number of firewood permits to the public on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 6 people cutting at one time. The permits, available at the Refuge Visitor Center, are free and allow one cord of wood per household to be cut/collected. Check the link for detailsFirewood Cutting Information
Information on reporting poaching on the Wichita Mountains is available on the Law Enforcement page.Law Enforcement
A schedule of this year's Tours is available.Tour schedule
Their songs are derived from a large syllable repertoire, an order of magnitude greater than that of other vireos.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Bison on spring grass / Randy Jones
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017