Over 40% of the refuge is open for recreation (Public Use Area) while the remainder is closed to protect the animals and their habitats from disturbance. We invite you to explore and enjoy the many wildlife-friendly recreation and education opportunities in the Public Use Area.
|1||Mt. Scott Service Road ||5.8 miles||Easy|
|2||Jed Johnson Tower||0.5 miles||Easy|
|3||Burma Road||8.0 miles||Easy|
|4||EE Center||0.1 miles||Easy (accessible)|
|5||Quanah Parker Lake||0.4 miles||Easy|
|6||Little Baldy Trail||0.8 mile||Moderate|
|7||Osage Lake||0.6 miles||Easy|
|8||Burford Lake||0.5 miles||Easy|
|9||The Narrows||0.8 miles||Moderate|
|10||Kite Trail||1.1 miles||Easy|
|11||Bison Trail||6.0 miles||Easy|
|12||Longhorn Trail||1.5 mile||Easy|
|13||Elk Trail||0.7 miles||Easy|
|14||Elk Mountain||1.1 miles||Difficult|
|15||Charons Garden ||2.4 miles||Difficult|
|16||Crab Eyes Trail ||1.0 miles||Easy-Moderate|
|17||LETRA Trail||1.0 miles||Easy (accessible)|
|18||Mt. Scott Nature Trail||1.5 miles||Easy|
A Word of Caution
- Bison and longhorn are wild and may charge—don’t get too close.
- Rattlesnakes and copperhead snakes make their homes here.
- Poison ivy grows in shady and damp areas.
- Ticks and chiggers are common residents.
- Dehydration and heat stroke can happen quickly