The Geology Hike Reservations open beginning 4/10/17

Mar 21, 2017

Hikes are April 15, 22, 29, 2017. Get up-close and personal with the spectacular landscapes of the Wichita Mountains! And this year the flowers are popping! The Geology Hike provides visitors with an introduction to the geology of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Members from the Association of Friends of the Wichitas serve as interpretive…

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Thurday only! Extra funds for FoW

Mar 15, 2017

   March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Association of the Friends of the Wichitas. Get started at  

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Historical Sites of the Wichitas Tours

Feb 23, 2017
Ferguson House

Reservations open February 27, 2017. Tours on March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017. Visit various locations throughout the Refuge as guides discuss the establishment and purpose of the Refuge, contributions by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the origin of the Refuge herds of American bison, elk, and Texas longhorn cattle. While the tour will…

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Nature Store Grand Opening – January 15, 3-5pm

Dec 31, 2016
Nature Store ready for Grand Opening!

Friends of the Wichitas invites you to the Grand Opening of the Nature Store on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 3-5pm in the Wichita Mountains Visitor Center. We’ll have refreshments, a silent auction, door prizes, and a ribbon cutting.  Recognition will be given to the generous donors who made this possible. Come out and see the…

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Welcome David Farmer, Deputy Refuge Manager

Dec 10, 2016

David Farmer is the new Deputy Refuge Manager at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. He is getting acquainted with all the facets of the Wichita Mountains. The Lawton Constitution reporter Mitch Meador interviewed David this last week. Read the article here.

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Prescribed Burns in August

Aug 1, 2016
Quanah Sunset - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Weather Permitting beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd, prescribed burns will be conducted in the Lost Lake, Boulder Picnic Areas and the Dog Run Hollow trail system.  To enhance safety, closures of these affected public use areas will be implemented the night before the burn.  Public roads may be closed for short periods of time during these…

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Have You Seen The New Carpet?

Feb 2, 2016

  Have you been to the Visitor Center since the new carpet was installed? Go by and check it out. While you’re there, go to the gallery area and look at Friends member Lisa Morehead Roberts photos while they are on display this month.

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National Volunteer Month

Apr 3, 2014

    I would like to encourage everyone out there that may be thinking about becoming a Friends member to take the plunge. We are pretty low key and don’t toot our own horn too much, but as a group we play a very important role on the refuge. Many of our members are very…

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New Time Lapse Video of Clouds over the Wichitas

Jun 20, 2012

If you were to take a picture every 2 or 3 seconds and take about 2000 of them, then view them at 30 pictures per second, it might look something like this video. Thanks to Larry Smith for posting this on our Facebook page. Click here to view Clouds Over The Wichita Mountains – A Time Lapse…

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Recurring Events

Nov 9, 2000

This is a starting point. We can easily incorporate a real calendar into the website with Teri’s guidance. For now, please comment at the bottom if you see additions. January Hunting February March March 11-17, 2018 Spring Break Texas (11/8/17 VS thinks this is the week) March 18-24,2018 Spring Break Oklahoma (11/8/17 VS thinks this is the…

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