Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge & Visitor's Center
Hwy 115 & 49 Junction
Lawton, OK 73505
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is a one-of-a-kind destination in southwest Oklahoma. Located near Cache and Lawton, the refuge spans over 59,000 majestic acres and is home to free range buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle, prairie dogs, elk and deer. Hikers and photographers will be astounded by the amount of incredible scenery offered within the refuge.
Recreation opportunities include mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, camping, picnic areas and fishing. The on-site Quanah Parker Nature and Visitor Center features exhibits on wildlife and habitats of the Wichita Mountains, as well as interactive and changing displays, artwork, videos, films and a bookstore. Periodically throughout the year, guests can schedule nature and wildlife tours that depart from the headquarters office either by foot, on bus or a combination of both.
Facility Amenities: Campsites, Gift Shop, Pets Allowed, Picnic Area, Restrooms
General Information: Free admission
Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking
On-site Activities: Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Watchable Wildlife
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Open during all holidays in the Spring, Summer and Fall; Refuge open daily dawn to dusk.
Located 25 miles NW of Lawton. From I-44 take Hwy 49 (exit 45). Go W 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Hwy 62, take Hwy 115 (Cache exit) N to the Refuge gate. Continue N 2 miles to the E 1/4 mile. The Refuge Headquarters is located 6 miles W of the Visitor Center.
Whether enjoying dinner on a bustling patio overlooking the setting sun or soaking up the last few minutes of daylight on a serene shoreline, Oklahoma’s sunsets have the power to stop you in your tracks.
Grab your binoculars and hit the road to get up close and personal with the noble American bison.