Location: 6 miles west of the Visitor Center, just south of Highway 49
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Available: general information, backcountry permits, and fixed anchor applications
Telephone: 580-429-3222


Location: intersection of Highway 115 and Highway 49
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Available: general information, exhibits, book and map sales
Admission: free


Location: 2 miles west of the Visitor Center on the south side of Highway 49
Hours: seasonal, call Refuge Headquarters for times.
Available: 70 individual campsites, 20 primitive walk-in campsites, 3 group campsites, picnic tables, grills, firepits, bathrooms, showers, drinking water, telephone

Campsite reservations must be made online at:

Note: After hours registration for campsites is not allowed. If you are not able to obtain a campsite prior to gate closing, do not walk-in and occupy a site. A significant fine may result.

Additional camping is available at the Lake Lawtonka campground, just east of the Refuge, or at the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area, located on the south shore of the lake at Ft. Sill.


Parking is designated at all picnic areas and trailheads. Do not block gates or other vehicles. Parking space is limited. Help ease traffic congestion by carpooling. To reduce the risk of theft, always conceal valuables and equipment.

Do NOT park on any grass or a spot that is not a designated parking area. If a lot is full, go to a different area.


Location: on the east side of Lake Lawtonka, just east of the Refuge. On the west side of Highway 58 approximately 2 miles north of Highway 49
Hours: campsites may be obtained 24 hours a day
Available: bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills


Location: on the south shore of Lake Elmer Thomas at Ft. Sill Military Base. Before 10pm, enter Ft. Sill by turning south off of Highway 49 at Apache Gate (just east of I-44 and across from Love’s Country Store); turn right on North Boundary Road and follow it west to LETRA. After 10pm, enter Ft. Sill by exiting west off of I-44 at Key Gate north of Lawton; turn right (west) on Sheridan Road; turn right (north) at Currie Road (Burger King); turn left (west) on Randoph Road; turn right (north) on Tower 2 Road; follow signs to LETRA. 
Hours: campsites may be obtained 24 hours a day
Available: group sites, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, convenience store, laundry, lodge, restaurant, swimming beach, mountain bike and canoe rentals
Fees: $3.00 per night per tent
Information and reservations: LETRA – 580-442-5541
Store – 580-442-5858

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Route 1, Box 448
Indiahoma, OK 73552

Statement of Non-Liability for Climbing and Fixed Anchors

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Wichita Mountains Climbers Coalition (WMCC), and the WMCC’s Advisory Bolting Committee (ABC) review fixed anchor applications and make recommendations concerning fixed anchors based upon aesthetic and natural resource criteria. The USFWS, WMCC, and ABC make no representations or warranties regarding the safety, reliability or suitability for use of any fixed anchors or other hardware, currently existing or installed in the future, on any climbing route in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). Moreover, the USFWS, WMCC, and ABC make no representations or warranties regarding the degree of hazard or danger involved, or lack thereof, on any rock climbing route in the Refuge. Rock climbing is a dangerous activity and the individual climber must personally make all decisions regarding his or her own safety while climbing.