Doris Campground to Re-open


Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is re-opening tent camping in Doris Campground and Fawn Creek Youth Campground effective June 18, 2021. While tent camping is re-opening, Refuge buildings and offices will remain closed. 

Doris Campground has been open for RV camping since July 2020, and primitive camping has been permitted in the Charon’s Garden Wilderness Area since that time. All camping is by reservation only through Recreation.gov. Campsite check-in is available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Doris Campground shower house remains closed due to extensive damage caused by the historic cold temperatures this winter and will be reopened as soon as possible.

We continue to urge our visitors to do their part when visiting Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and to follow Center for Disease Control guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

Updates about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s response to coronavirus will posted at fws.gov/home/public-health-update.