Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge

If you visit the state of Oklahoma, you simply must make plans to visit the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. This refuge was established in 1901 and consists of more than 59,000 acres of a mixed grass prairie. The refuge was created to protect wildlife species that were in danger of extinction, and it exists to restore the species that had been eliminated from the area. You can see everything from American bison, elk, prairie dogs, wild turkey, Texas longhorn and a large variety of plants, birds and much more. There are plenty of trails to hike, a great visitor center and many parking areas that get you up close and personal to wildlife. It is not uncommon for the American bison to cross the road slowly and even walk along it, so be aware and obey the posted speed limits and all rules while in or traveling through the refuge.

 

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