The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., some Chickasaw Country events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, closed or canceled out of an abundance of caution.

For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

For all Chickasaw Country cancellations and closings please contact the business directly.

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Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

A place rich in nature & history. The Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a great place to fish for crappie and catfish or to enjoy a little peace and quiet in the beautiful wilderness of south-central Oklahoma. Upon visiting, you'll be able to see that this is a place where it is easy to imagine a past era when great herds of wild animals grazed the prairies. 

11766 South Refuge Road
Visit Tishomingo, Oklahoma, OK 73460
580-371-2402

Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The 16,464 acre refuge is one of more than 540 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge lies at the upper Washita arm of Lake Texoma and is administered for the benefit of migratory waterfowl in the Central Flyway. Most of the refuge including the 4,500 acre Cumberland Pool, was acquired in 1946. Teeming with life, Cumberland Pool is alive with plants and animals invisible to the naked eye and critical to the survival of many species of wildlife. The pool makes up a quarter of the refuge and is especially important to fish, migratory birds and resident wildlife.

Visitors to the National Wildlife Refuge can enjoy a variety of wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching and photography as well as hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation programs. Staff and volunteers are also available on-site to provide guests with maps, brochures, checklists and refuge updates. Start planning your visit to the refuge and come explore a fascinating world of wildlife in Tishomingo!

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