Little River National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1987, the Little River National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 530 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Visitors to this 15,000 acre refuge, tucked in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, step into an era before civilization. The forest is dissected by an intricate system of creeks, sloughs, and oxbow lakes that creates a dynamic wetland forest environment extremely rich in wildlife diversity and abundance. Neotropical migrant songbirds fill the treetops in the spring. Migratory waterfowl flock to the sloughs and oxbow lakes in the winter. The refuge preserves the bottomland hardwood forests for migratory waterfowl. Resident species such as the white-tailed deer, raccoon, swamp rabbit, and American alligator call the refuge home. The refuge is an excellent destination for wildlife observation, photography, hunting, and fishing.