Oklahoma Seasonal December 18, 2016
The One Enchanting Place That Will Make You Fall In Love With Oklahoma All Over Again
One of Oklahoma’s crown jewels is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma. Comprised of over 60,000 acres, the refuge is home to a variety of protected wildlife, rugged landscapes, diverse flora and majestic beauty. Take a look at this enchanting place that will make you fall in love with Oklahoma all over again.
This one-of-a-kind destination in Oklahoma offers some of the best scenery in the state.
Visitors can hike or drive to the second highest point in the refuge, Mt. Scott, which reaches an elevation of 2,464 feet above sea level.
Fishing is a popular activity in the refuge and the 13 lakes are all very peaceful. Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish are all stocked in the lakes.
Rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, camping and mountain biking are other favorite recreational activities in this majestic place.
Every season is beautiful at the refuge but winter is a magical time to visit the Wichita Mountains.
The snow covered mountains and flora are a sight to behold.
Make sure you watch out for traffic jams. The roads can get backed up...especially during rush hour.
You'll encounter everything from deer to American buffalo to elk roaming the land.
The Forty Foot Hole is a beautiful place where Cache Creek flows through a small gorge, creating waterfalls. It's a popular hiking spot during the summer months.
There is no admission charge to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
And you must capture a sunrise or sunset in the Wichita Mountains...it will take your breath away.
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge:
20539 State Hwy 115
Hwy 115 & 49 Junction
Lawton, OK 73505
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