Our Mission

To deepen appreciation for and support of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and the extraordinary landscape, wildlife and cultural resources the refuge protects.


Vice President



Board of Directors

Coretta Albright

Richard Bell

Monique Brown

Trevel Crawford

Bobby Glass

Jean Hausheer

Lisa Jansen-Rees

Kade McClure

Jim Meyer

Donna Phillips

Ryan Sheldon

Emilie Stahler

Jim Stone

Howard Styron

Bobby Williamson.

About the Friends of the Wichitas Association

The Friends of the Wichitas is a 501(c)3 organization established to support the Refuge and provide outreach opportunities to the visiting public. All donations are tax-deductible.

The Friends promote understanding and appreciation of the Refuge and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in meeting its mandates.

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge itself consists of 59,020 acres of unique habitats in the ancient Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma. Located about 20 minutes northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma, attracts between 1.52 and 1.72 million visitors each year.

For tour information and reservations, please check out our links under Tours & Hikes. For more information on on the Refuge, please visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.

See a high quality and beautifully captured video of the area from Discover Oklahoma.

A brief hike showing the Wichita Mountains and some of the wildlife from Discover Oklahoma.

Get involved!

Three ways to support the FOW...

Become a Member

Become a Member!

Support FOW in providing outreach opportunities to Refuge visitors. We assist the Refuge and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in meeting its conservation mandates.


Be a volunteer!

Be a tour guide, work in the visitor center, help with trail maintenance and refuge projects. Volunteers even help with the longhorn and bison sales!


Support the FOW

Help support conservation programs by donating! We are a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.