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Deep Fork
National Wildlife Refuge

The scene of the bottomland hardwood forest can be viewed at the Deep Fork NWR boardwalk.
P.O. Box 816
Okmulgee, OK   74447
E-mail: lori_jones@fws.gov
Phone Number: 918-652-0456
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Deep Fork NWR is comprised of bottomland hardwood forests.
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The most important species to anglers are the channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish (Mississippi white catfish), crappie, white bass, and largemouth bass (less common).

Sloughs and ponds separated from the river are open to fishing from March 1 to September 30. To prevent marsh and water birds from becoming entangled, trot lines and bank lines are not allowed on sloughs and wetlands separated from the river. Fishing on the Deep Fork River is allowed throughout the year.

The nearest public boat ramp is located at the Deep Fork River Bridge on Highway 266. Although difficult, you can launch light-weight john boats and canoes from the bank at river bridge locations. Please Use caution when navigating Refuge waters. Numerous submerged tree stumps exist in shallow waters and river currents can be hazardous.

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