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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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  Wildlife Observation and Photography
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At the Cussetah Bottoms boardwalk area, visitors will see dragonflies poised over the wetlands and turtles basking in the sunshine on favorite logs. In the spring, the wildflowers in the field next to the trail leading to the boardwalk are found in abundance. Colorful butterflies flit from wildflower to wildflower and bees sip at their nectar.

Wood Ducks nest in quiet sloughs off the Deep Fork River. Great Blue Herons flap in and out of a tree rookery and flocks of Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, and Mallards land in wetlands, wings flashing in the evening light. Observing and photographing these sights are sure to get visitors in touch with nature while allowing them to rest and rejuvenate. For more information, contact the Refuge office on locations for observing and photographing wildlife.

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