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 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
Thanks to the dedication and perseverance of our partners, the Service is able to announce that we are proposing to delist the black-capped vireo from the ESA due to recovery. Black-Capped Vireo Delisting Proposal
David Farmer is the new Deputy Refuge Manager at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife RefugeDavid Farmer Interview
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: Jan 19, 2017