WMWR is an island where the natural carpet of grass escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow. This prairie community hums with life. More than 50 mammal species, 240 bird species, 64 reptile and amphibian species, 36 fish species, and 806 plant species thrive at the refuge. It provides habitat for large, native grazing animals and Texas Longhorn cattle (which are allowed to roam wild because of their historical significance to the region). Bison, elk, deer, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, prairie dogs, turkey, bunch grasses, post oak and blackjack oaks are present in abundance.
What: Backpacking & Bouldering in the Wichita Mountains!
When: Feb 5th to 7th
Where: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma
Parents are welcome to attend with the troop/Drivers will be needed!
(Youth Protection training available (and required) for all adults camping)
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