Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge visitor center is 3 mi. n. to 20539 SR 115 at jct. SR 49; the refuge headquarters is 6 mi. w. of the visitor center. The 59,020-acre refuge protects bison, longhorn cattle, elk, deer and turkeys. The strangely eroded, often vividly colored mountains form one of the nation's oldest ranges. The Charon's Garden Wilderness Area preserves rugged portions of these mountains.
A paved road leads to Mount Scott's summit, and a scenic stretch of SR 49 passes through the refuge. The visitor center has exhibits and a video presentation. Fishing, camping, picnicking and boating are permitted in designated areas. More than 15 miles of hiking trails wind through scrub oak forests, boulder-strewn mountains and prairie grasslands. Phone for information about interpretive programs and guided tours.
Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.