Optima National Wildlife Refuge
Hardesty, OK 73944
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 ...
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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