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Lawton, Oklahoma

    June

  • 8 - 16
    WIldlife Tours - Lawton - The public will have an opportunity to view wildlife on a bus tour of Pinchot Loop in the Special Use Area. A unique feature of this season is the you ... more on WIldlife Tours

  • July

  • 6 - 20
    Under Cover of Darkness - Lawton - These interpretive tours are open to the general public. Participants will have an opportunity to search for wildlife and other special features of th ... more on Under Cover of Darkness

  • September

  • 29 - 19
    Bugling Elk Tours - Lawton - The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be conducting "Bugling Elk" tours for the general public during September and October, Thursday, Saturday, ... more on Bugling Elk Tours


Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mattie Beal Home

The Historic Mattie Beal Home is a 3,580 square foot, 14-room mansion constructed in 1907-1909. It sits on a portion of the 160-acres selected by Mattie Beal, the young woman whose name was drawn second in the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Land Lottery of 1901

Lawton, OK Museums

Little Chapel

The Little Chapel was built in 1902 and is believed to be Lawton's oldest remaining public building. Its stained glass and restored antique organ are a highlight of any visity to Lawton .

Lawton, OK Historic Churches

Wichita Mountains NWR - Hiking

The Refuge maintains four series of hiking trails as well as wayside exhibits throughout the Public Use Area. While visitors may hike anywhere in the Public Use Area of the Refuge, these trail systems are maintained for optimum viewing opportunities, ease of access, and diversity of scenery.

Lawton, OK Hiking Trails

New Holy City History Book Available

Oklahoma City author, Jacqulein Vaughn Lowry has authored a new pictorial history book about the Holy City of the Wichitas. Published by Arcadia Publishing company, the book chronicles the rich history of the Holy City from 1926

Lawton, OK Literature

Wichita Mountains NWR - Fishing

There are 13 Public Use Lakes on the Refuge which provide ample fishing opportunities for both bank and boat anglers. Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish are likely to be caught in Refuge lakes.

Lawton, OK Fishing

Things to do near Lawton, OK

Halliburton Memorial

This downtown memorial honors oil industry giant, Earl P. Halliburton, founder of Halliburton Services, an international oil ...