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Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 1 things to do in Indiahoma Features Animals
32 Refuge Headquarters Rd, Indiahoma, OK 73552-2478
+1 580-429-3222
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Worth the out of the way route

We just recommended this stop to a friend who is planning their FIRST family cross country trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue M
Beautiful getaway

Went hiking with my sisters and loved it:) It's pretty big so lots of scenic driving between the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily F
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A federally managed praire covering more than 59,000 acres.
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32 Refuge Headquarters Rd, Indiahoma, OK 73552-2478
+1 580-429-3222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just recommended this stop to a friend who is planning their FIRST family cross country trip! This had it ALL! FREE! Not busy! Great example of regional scenery. LOTS of WILDLIFE ... buffalo & prairie dogs among them. Great Day!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went hiking with my sisters and loved it:) It's pretty big so lots of scenic driving between the lakes and hiking trails. Elk mountain was pretty cool; hard hike with a rewarding view; Take lots of water! The prairie dogs are adorable! Loved that this...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rare opportunity to see wildlife in its natural form.got to watch a herd of enormous bisons(buffaloes) grazing along the road(10 yards away),long horns,prairie dogs n even deer in the sancturay.The view from Mt Cook if I am correct is so fantastic n lovely.the hike...More

Thank AdiehardFoodlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an awesome place to spend and entire day. This wildlife refuge has bisons, prairie dogs and longhorns. There are number of trails one can take. The information centre has all the necessary maps and information about the trails. There is no food...More

Thank Neha2282
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The last time I was hear I spent most of my time hiking. This time I spent most of the time viewing the area in a car. I came across a buffalo resting very near the road. Stopped and took pictures keeping the car between...More

Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Awesome time with the kids (ages 7-18). Extremely cool visitors center, loved the prairie dog area, and a great 1.5 mile hike up Elk Mountain. Saw bison, longhorn, tarantulas, etc. 10/10 would do again.

Thank SamanthaR110
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

My favorite place in the world! I have hiked, and kayaked on all the many lakes. Kayaking is the best way to see Otters. You can feel the presence of the many past visitors that came to this spiritual nature refuges. From the native people,...More

1  Thank Phillip C
Reviewed June 1, 2017

I have heard of the Wichita Mountains from family and friends and lived in OK since 1979 and finally had an opportunity to carve out a day to go. Really enjoyed the day. I felt like I was in a National Park in another part...More

1  Thank MyHumbleOpinion
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

I love to hike in different places which have vegetation, topology and interesting birds and animals The wichitas are set of beautiful grass covered hills northeast of Lawton or 90 minutes south of okc. In the protected areas there is lots of shade thanks to...More

2  Thank greggreeley
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Spring and fall are the best times to visit. In the right seasons, the vistas are amazing. There are plenty of places to get a good picture and take in the sights.

1  Thank Ebazinam
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Response from Andrey N | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Sleep Inn & Suites. Very nice hotel.
March 15, 2016|
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Did not camp. See other responses for the answer.
November 17, 2015|
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Response from Tabatha E |
I have hiked several of the trails. The Bison trail is the longest and most difficult that we found. It's closer to 8 miles, if you don't get lost. It is not marked very well and it's easy to get off onto an animal trail. I... More