Tour the Wichita Mountains Historical Sites in March
For the next four Saturdays (March 8, 15, 22 and 29) the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will host tours of historical sites. Most of the tour will be by bus, but you will have a chance to walk around at a few stops.
Reservations are required and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Just call the visitor center: 580-429-2151
Did You Know . . . .
- The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is the the oldest managed wildlife facility in the US? It's been protected since 1901.
- The Wichita Mountains are over 500 million years old and their unique placement in the grassy plains make it really unique.
- There are over 800 elk roaming the refuge.
- The American Buffalo is still around -- in large part due to the efforts of the Refuge.
- Mount Scott has an elevation of 2,464 feet and the view is AMAZING.
- Mount Pinchot is the highest mountain on the refuge and was named after the first chief of the US Forest Service.