It’s Reopened- Time to Take a Trip Up Mount Scott!
Yesterday Kelso and I decided to take a quick lunch break and head to the mountains. It's been forever since I've driven through the refuge, not to mention up Mount Scott. All the road repairs have been completed and Mt. Scott is officially reopened. We made a quick stop, grabbed some lunch, and headed to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge for a short break. It's a great way to get a little R&R in the middle of the workday.
Mount Scott was closed for road repairs awhile back. Originally we thought it was going to take a year or so to get all the repairs and patches completed. They managed to get it done really quick. Unfortunately the pandemic shut it down temporarily, then the Snowpocalypse hit a few weeks ago and they had to shut it down due to snow and ice. So it's been awhile since it's been open, so we thought why not, lets take a trip up Mount Scott and eat some lunch. As close as the refuge is to Lawton, Fort Sill we can easily make the trip and be back in the studios in an hour, or less sometimes. It's the prefect place for a lunch break.
Not only is Mount Scott reopened, they've also opened up a few of the campsites on the refuge and other day use and recreational areas. At this time, due to the pandemic, all camping is by appointment only and you must have a travel trailer, RV or pop-up camper to use the campsite, no tents are allowed right now. You can visit the official Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge website for all the details and to see what all is open and available to enjoy right now. Other than during specific times and inclement weather you can always take a drive thru the mountains, take a look around and enjoy the views. If you're wanting to drive up Mount Scott it's open from sunrise up to sunset Monday through Friday and from noon until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays.