Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway
Lawton, OK 73505
A traveler along the Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway will be met with an awe-inspiring mosaic of rocky lowlands, mixed-grass prairie and cross timbers. Visitors any time of year will be amazed by the sheer beauty of the byway, as the road winds through low impact landscapes and historic communities. Guests during the warmer months will be met with an explosion of color from countless wildflowers. In the fall, visitors are greeted with the changing colors of autumn from the trees to the various grasses.
The Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway offers many great wildlife viewing opportunities, especially as the route passes through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is host to over 50 species of mammals, 240 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and amphibians, 36 fish species and 806 species of plants. From iconic animals such as bison (buffalo) to endangered species like the black-capped vireo, every wildlife enthusiast will have something to see.
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