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Wichita Mountains Wildife Refuge
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Refuge and Local Facilities


Location: 6 miles west of the Visitor Center, just south of Highway 49
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Available: general information, backcountry permits, and fixed anchor applications
Telephone: 580-429-3222


Location: intersection of Highway 115 and Highway 49
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Available: general information, exhibits, book and map sales
Admission: free


Location: 2 miles west of the Visitor Center on the south side of Highway 49
Hours: seasonal, call Refuge Headquarters for times.
Available: 70 individual campsites, 20 primitive walk-in campsites, 3 group campsites, picnic tables, grills, firepits, bathrooms, showers, drinking water, telephone
Fees: Regular campsites - $6.00 per night without electric, $10.00 per night with electric, maximum of 8 people, Group campsites - $30.00 per night, maximum of 30 people

Note: After hours registration for campsites is not allowed. If you are not able to obtain a campsite prior to gate closing, do not walk-in and occupy a site. A significant fine may result.
Additional camping is available at the Lake Lawtonka campground, just east of the Refuge, or at the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area, located on the south shore of the lake at Ft. Sill.


Parking is designated at all picnic areas and trailheads. Do not block gates or other vehicles. Parking space is limited. Help ease traffic congestion by carpooling. To reduce the risk of theft, always conceal valuables and equipment.


Location: on the east side of Lake Lawtonka, just east of the Refuge. On the west side of Highway 58 approximately 2 miles north of Highway 49

Hours: campsites may be obtained 24 hours a day
Available: bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills


Location: on the south shore of Lake Elmer Thomas at Ft. Sill Military Base. Before 10pm, enter Ft. Sill by turning south off of Highway 49 at Apache Gate (just east of I-44 and across from Love's Country Store); turn right on North Boundary Road and follow it west to LETRA. After 10pm, enter Ft. Sill by exiting west off of I-44 at Key Gate north of Lawton; turn right (west) on Sheridan Road; turn right (north) at Currie Road (Burger King); turn left (west) on Randoph Road; turn right (north) on Tower 2 Road; follow signs to LETRA.

Hours: campsites may be obtained 24 hours a day
Available: group sites, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, convenience store, laundry, lodge, restaurant, swimming beach, mountain bike and canoe rentals
Fees: $3.00 per night per tent
Information and reservations: LETRA - 580-442-5541
Store - 580-442-5858

Dedicated to protecting the climbing resources and natural environment of the Wichita Mountains