The Visitor’s Center is Back Open Out at the Wildlife Refugee!
The visitor's center in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refugee is officially back open! It's been closed for a little over 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic but has just reopened to the public.
It's been forever since we've had the opportunity to go so I'm thinking this weekend would be the perfect time to stop by and spend a little time at the visitors center. Maybe take a drive up Mount Scott while we're at it.
If you've never been to the visitor's center out at the mountains you're missing out. It's a great place that has all kinds of displays and information about the Wichita Mountains. It's like a museum slash visitor's center.
There are tons of exhibits and interactive displays that the entire family will enjoy. You can even watch a short film in the theater that gives the history of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and the Buffalo herds.
You can also get detailed information about all the various attractions and locations in the refuge. Find out the best places to go for wildlife, scenery, lakes, hiking trails, picnic and camping areas you can visit.
Watch the video below to get some details on the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.
If you're looking for something to do and to get out of the house check out the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. It's just a short 20-30 minute drive from Lawton, Fort SIll and the perfect daycation destination.
They made the announcement today (03-04-22) that the visitor's center was reopening and provided some details on their official Facebook page. See below for details:
"Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce that the Visitor Center will re-open on Friday, March 4, 2022! The Visitor Center has been closed since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers, the Refuge Visitor Center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm."
"We are taking extra precautions to provide for the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. Sneeze guards have been installed at the front desk and masks and hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Public restrooms are open and are cleaned regularly to provide for a safe and sanitary visitor experience."
"Masks will be required to enter the Visitor Center regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are encouraged to do their part when visiting Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge by following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick."