Mount Scott, Wichita Mtns. Wildlife Refuge, Lawton


Directions:  From Oklahoma City, take I-44 south to Medicine Park/Hwy 49 exit and follow signs to the Wichita Mtn. Wildlife refuge.  Immediatedly after you enter the refuge, you will see a small lake and parking lot with bathrooms on the left side of the road.  Park here.  The trail starts on the other side of the road approximately 1/4 mile north of the partking lot.  The trail has a gate that has a sign that says "do not block gate".

Trail Information:  The trail is approximately seven miles long and is on a rocky dirt road that follows the northern boundary of the refuge.  The trails northwest end is at Highway 115 at a remarkable grove of cedar trees that was planted in the 1930s.  You can run back to your car on Highway 115 or take the trail back.

Miscellaneous Information:  This road was built to provide access to this area in case of fire.  Once you start the trail you are really in the woods.   Expect to see deer and buffalo.  Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cougars!  They don't call this a wildlife refuge for nothing.

Terry Andrews