Worn by time and nature, the Wichita Mountains loom large above the prairie in southwest Oklahoma—a lasting refuge for wildlife. Situated just outside the Lawton/Ft. Sill area, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge preserves approximately 60,000 acres of mixed grass prairie, ancient granite mountains, and fresh water lakes and streams for the benefit of wildlife and the American people. Best known for its roaming herds of bison, longhorn, and Rocky Mountain elk, Wichita Mountains also offers quality opportunities for wildlife dependent recreation including fishing, bird watching, wildlife photography, hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Doris Campground contains 3 group camping sites, 23 single family electric sites, 47 single family non-electric sites, and 20 semi-primitive, walk-in tent sites. Most campsites are sizeable enough for RVs and trailer. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. Roads are paved. Flush toilets and showers are provided within easy walking distance in a centrally located shower/restroom complex. The group campsites and Loops A and D have chemical or vault toilets only, and no water. Water is available via hydrants throughout the campground; however, water should be boiled before consumption. A dump station is provided for RVs and trailers.
Partial re-opening of Doris Campground.
Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreation visitors and our staff. We are following guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, guests are required to camp in RVs, travel trailers, or pop-ups with self-contained bathrooms. Tent camping will not be allowed at this time. Campsite check in will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. only. Check out is at 12:00 p.m.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Boil order for all areas within the refuge. Click here for more information.
Know before you go...familiarize yourself with Wichita Mountain's rules and regulations.
No cell phone coverage in campground.
In case of emergency, call 911.
Frequent weather changes occur. Be prepared for severe heat, wind, rain, and possible tornadoes.
Bison and longhorn are free roaming, for your safety do not approach.
Camping Information and Regulations:
1. Campfires are permitted only in established fire grates. Fires must be attended at all times. Only dead, down, and detached wood may be gathered. Wood should not extend outside the fire grate perimeter. Do not break limbs off of standing trees, living or dead. Drown campfires thoroughly with water to make sure they are completely out.
2. Campfires may be restricted during high fire danger.
3. Parking off the pavement in the grass or around campsites is prohibited throughout the campground and the refuge.
4. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
5. Generators are prohibited from operating between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Generators must be turned off during the day when campsite is not occupied by site renter. Generators may not exceed a noise level of 60 decibels at 50 feet.
6. ALL pets must be on a leash.
7. No trading sites, the site you reserve is your site.
8. Visitors my park at the overflow parking by the check station and hike to your site.
9. Alcohol is prohibited throughout the Refuge.
10. Maximum of 2 vehicles per site.
11. Maximum of 8 people per site.
12. Fourteen day maximum stay.
Explore ancient granite mountains. Find yourself in a cedar forest. Dare to discover wide open spaces and fresh water lakes meant to support wildlife like the American bison and Rocky Mountain elk. Fish. Hike. Photograph. Immerse yourself in the wild.
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge encompasses roughly 60,000 acres. Doris Campground is centrally located allowing visitors opportunities to explore all areas of the refuge with a short drive. Head up Mount Scott or hang out at Prairie Dog Town. Bring your fishing pole, a set of binoculars, or your camera. The possibilities are endless.
Doris Campground is a recreational hub for visitors to the Wichita Mountains. Situated along the shoreline of Quanah Parker Lake, it’s a stone’s throw away from quality fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Campers can toss a line in the water or start up the Little Baldly trail for a picturesque hike. The Visitor Center, additional trails, and notable features like Mt. Scott are just a few miles down the road.
32 Refuge Headquarters Road Indiahoma OK 73552
127 NW Camp Doris Road Indiahoma OK 73552
For campground inquiries, please call: 580-429-2197
From I-44 take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 7 miles to the Refuge gate or 14 miles to the Visitor Center. If coming from Highway 62, take Highway 115 (Cache exit) north to the Refuge Gate.