The family and I were sitting around trying to think of an activity we can all do together that doesn't cost too much, or even better, free. Well, after we started listing "things to do" hiking came up and everyone agreed we'd hit the trails. It's the perfect day trip, or weekend activity that will get us all outdoors and off the couch.


Living in S.W. Oklahoma we're literally surrounded by great hiking, camping, and outdoor activities galore. With the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge right here and only a few miles away. So why not take the short drive and get some quality time off the pavement and even get some exercise and fresh air while you're at it?

Looking for something to do? Head to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, OK.

TSM Lawton: Critter
TSM Lawton: Critter

I've lived in Lawton, Fort Sill for most of my life and have been to the refuge hundreds of times, but there are still plenty of new places to explore. It surprises me how many people who live here that have never been to the mountains, even some who were born here. It's a great place to visit and unwind and there are tons of different places to go, activities, and incredible views to take in. There are tons of things to see and to do.


A great place to start is they have pages and pages of places you can go hiking and camp. From beginner to advanced trails and everything in between. You can also visit the official website of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. They even have guided hikes and special group hikes you can be a part of. It's great to get outdoors, spend some time with family and friends, get some fresh air, and exercise all at the same time. Let's hit the trails in 2023 and go hiking out at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Mount Scott: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

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