Optima National Wildlife Refuge

Optima National Wildlife Refuge N of town on Hwy 3
Hardesty, OK 73944

Phone: 580-664-2205
Fax: 580-664-2206

Located in the middle of the Oklahoma panhandle, this 4,333 acre refuge with a variety of habitat types, ranging from uplands dominated by sage to creek bottoms in cottonwood trees can be found here. It is a wintering home for migrating waterfowl, primarily Canada geese and mallards, as well as a prime habitat for resident species such as white-tailed deer, coyotes, Rio Grande turkeys, quail and many others. Optima is also a migratory stopover and summer home to many species of songbirds and raptors (hawks and owls). There is no driving access into the area. Recreational activities allowed ...

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • On-site Activities: Hiking, Hunting

Open dawn to dusk.

2 miles N of Hardesty on Hwy 3.

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