Temporary Closure of Refuge Campgrounds

The US Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the suspension of campground operations at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, effective immediately. The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our number one priority. Due to the size of the campgrounds and the limited number of shared restroom and shower facilities, these closures are prudent under current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. A reopening date has not been determined at this time. We will notify the public when we reopen these sites and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

We urge our visitors to do their part when visiting Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and to follow CDC 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 Service’s response to coronavirus will posted at fws.gov/home/public-health-update.