Tours & Hikes

Tour Name Dates/Times Reservations
Departure Point Notes
Historical Sites Tour March 24, 10, 17, 31

Saturdays 1:30 p.m

beginning 3/5/18 Visitor Center Bus tour
Learn the history
Geology Hike

April 14, 21, 28

Saturdays 9:00 a.m

beginning 4/9/18 Visitor Center Moderate hike
Wildflower Walk

May 12, 19, 26

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.

beginning 5/7/18 Visitor Center Bus tour and moderate hike
Wildlife Tour

June 9, 16*, 23

Sat/Sun 5:30 p.m.
*6:30 a.m. tour (June 16 ONLY)

beginning 6/4/18 Visitor Center Bus tour
Bugling Elk Tour

September 2, 8, 9, 15*, 16, 22, 23, 29*, 30
* Sept. 15, 29 & Oct. 6 ONLY 6:30 a.m.
September Tours: 5:30 p.m.

October 6*, 7, 13, 14, 20
October Tours: 5:00 p.m.

beginning 8/27/18 Visitor Center Bus tour
Experience the elk rutting season
Fall Foliage Walk

Nov 10, 17, 24
Saturdays 10:00 am
beginning 11/5/18 Visitor Center Bus tour and moderately strenuous hike


These programs are intended for individuals and family groups.  Reservations are limited to one family (up to six individuals) per telephone call.  Children must be at least eight years old.  Restrooms are not available on the tours.  Wheelchair access is available if requested at time of reservation. 

Refuge tours are dependent upon wildlife and weather conditions.  They may be cancelled or modified if adverse conditions exist.  Program dates are tentative as of 11/13.  Reservations are required. 

Reservations will be retained until 10 minutes before each program.  After that time, stand-bys will be accepted. If the bus seating is filled after accepting stand-bys, late arrivals with reservations will not be able to participate in the program.  For reservations call (580) 429-2197, weekdays from 9 am to 5:00 pm, starting on the reservation date indicated.

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