Washita National Wildlife Refuge
The 8,200 acre Washita National Wildlife Refuge is positioned on the northern portion of Foss Reservoir. Holding one of the largest waterfowl concentrations in Oklahoma, this refuge is a winter home to over 75,000 migratory geese, ducks and sandhill cranes. Diverse refuge habitats attract over 250 species of birds and other wildlife including coyotes, white-tailed deer, raccoons and black-tail prairie dogs.
Three endangered species also live in the area: the American bald eagle, the whooping crane and the interior least tern. Fishing is allowed and hunting areas are available on the refuge during specified times. A 1/3 mile handicap accessible nature trail is also on site, as well as an observation tower at the Owl Cove Recreation Area. Camping and other recreation facilities are available at Foss State Park, just to the south of the refuge.