Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule - Public Interpretive Programs

All tours will begin at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center location is noted on the Refuge map which is available online or may obtained from one of the dispensers located at each of the five entrances to the Refuge. The tours are conducted by members of the Association of the Friends of the Wichitas.

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 the time of reservation. Refuge tours are dependent upon wildlife and weather conditions. Tours may be canceled or modified if adverse conditions exist.

Reservations are required. Reservations will be retained until 10 minutes before each scheduled program’s start time. 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 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, starting on the reservation date indicated. For additional information visit:

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Reservations are still to be determined for 2021 - For reservations call (580) 429-2197, weekdays from 9 am to 5:00 pm, starting on the reservation dates indicated.

The 2021 Tour Calendar

All Public Interpretive Tours leave from the Visitor Center (located at Highways 49 & 115)

Tour ScheduleReservationsDepartNotes
Historical Sites TourTBDVisitor Center Easy Walk
Geology Hike

TBDVisitor CenterModerate hike
Wildflower Walk

TBDVisitor CenterEasy Walk
Wildlife Tour

TBDVisitor CenterModerate Hike
Bugling Elk Tour

TBDVisitor CenterModerate Hike
Fall Foliage Walk

TBDVisitor CenterModerate Hike