Re-opening of Refuge Campgrounds

The refuge is re-opening the Doris campground, Charon’s Garden Wilderness Area and the Narrows Area


Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is re-opening the Narrows, the Charon’s Garden Wilderness Area, and Doris Campground effective July 24 to the public. Acting out of an abundance of caution, the Refuge suspended these areas in March and April. While these areas are re-opening, public restrooms, shower houses, Refuge buildings and offices will remain closed.


Doris Campground will reopen with a limited number of sites available. All camping will be by reservation only. Guests will be required to camp in RVs, travel trailers, or pop-ups with self-contained bathrooms. Tent camping will not be allowed at this time. Campsite check in will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. only. Available campsites are reservable via Recreation.gov.

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 Service’s response to coronavirus will posted at fws.gov/home/public-health-update