Wichita Wildlife Refuge: Lawton, Ok.
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DATE: (Month(Days) Weekend.

You are invited to join Gclub for a weekend of camping and hiking at Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

Dates: (Month)xx-xx (Friday to Sunday)

Activities: Day hiking, rock climbing, fishing ,Wildlife viewing- Buffalo,  Dear, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Wild Turkey, Eagles...Bring cameras..

Difficulty Rating: EASY-Moderate.

Once we know who is coming, we can discuss activities in greater detail.

Park Rules:
1. WWR is a FEDERALLY CONTROLLED Wildlife Refuge. ALL PARK VIOLATIONS ARE FEDERAL OFFENCES!
1. NO ALCAHOL-CAN LEAD TO JAIL TERM, AND REVOCATION OF VISAS FOR NON-USA CITIZENS.
2. NO SWIMMING- SINGLE OFFENCE $150.00
3. NO NIGHT HIKING- SINGLE OFFENCE $150.00
4. MULTIPLE OFFENCES WILL RESULT IN ARREST , JAIL UNTIL MAGISTRATE HEARING, AND FINANCIAL FINES.
The plan is to leave Dallas Friday night after work. Estimated driving time is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours from Dallas. The Wildlife Refuge is just outside of Lawton, Oklahoma. Once we get an exact # of attendees, I will set up an e-mail list with all
attendees so the group can discuss the possibility of carpooling, etc.

In reference to food, I propose the following:

Friday night - eat dinner before arriving at the campground (bring snacks and beverages for latter in the evening).
Saturday morning - cereal, granola bars, or whatever at the campsite.
Saturday afternoon - picnic type lunch (sandwich, trail mix, etc.) while day hiking.
Saturday evening - head into Medicine, OK for dinner (Buffalo Cafe) after viewing the evening's sunset at Mt. Scott , east end of park, clear views
in all directions.
Sunday morning - cereal, fruit, or granola bars.
Sunday afternoon - anyone interested can meet up in Lawton or another town for a Sunday afternoon lunch/dinner before heading back to Dallas.

I am the contact person. Please RSVP to me if you are planning to join the group. This should be a fun weekend. The weather should be PERFECT. Not too hot, not too cold. PLEASE RSVP: E-MAIL PREFERED.

name: Michael Railey
cell phone # : 469-387-2530
e-mail address:

If you plan to attend, I would like you to provide me with the following information:
your name
your phone #'s (home, work, and cell)
your e-mail address



The Wichita Mountains stand tall above the plains of southwestern Oklahoma. They are unique to the area. They are comprised of granite ridges, scattered boulders and rounded peaks and harbor Bison, Prairie Dog, Wild Turkey, Elk, Long horn Steer, Deer and many vistas and prairie flora. The area is a mix of prairie grasses, scrub oak forests, shaded lakes and streams and rock mountains. The Wichita's marks the boundary between tall grasses to the east and short prairie habitat to the west. There are 54,000 acres to the park . The area has fishing, camping at CAMP DORIS, hiking, day walks, car tours, Rock Climbing and great picnic areas. Mount Scott is a easy drive to the top with fantastic views in all directions. We will be staying at Camp Doris and doing day hikes to the NARROWS area of the park , visit Treasure lake and it's hidden water falls,  fishing and Rock climbing. Saturday evening we can either go to "Town" for Buffalo burgers or have a Group Pot-luck campground dinner. "Hobo stew"??

Rating: EASY-MODERATE, depending on your itinerary and activities, this is a EASY weekend with Rock climbing being the Hardest at MODERATE.

Camping: We will be staying in the Group campsite A , B or at spaces 17-20 if at all possible! See Camp Doris map top of page. Spaces 17-20 are the best. We will be CAR CAMPING.

ACTIVITIES: Day hikes, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Car Camping, Humor, Good Company , great Scenic Views and wildlife. BRING YOUR CAMERA! Final details will be announced as dates arrive. Plan on easy day hikes, good camera shot's of wildlife, fun rock climbing and Wonderful trails. RV campers welcome to join us. Nearest Hotels-Medicine Town-Ask for the "Purple passion" Cabin:-) around $70/night. Note: hotels are an hour drive from camp Doris.

Drive time: 4.0 hours.

Directions:
Dallas Driving: Some may car-pool RSVP Linda and Michael to secure seats.

 
1: From Dallas  I-35E North.   26.9 miles  ( 43.3 km)
2:  Near Denton, I-35E N becomes I-35 N.   0.6 miles  ( 1.0 km)
3: Take the exit, exit number 469, towards US-380/DECATUR/MC KINNEY.   0.1 miles  ( 0.1 km)
4: Stay straight to go onto North  I-35.   0.1 miles  ( 0.2 km)
5: Turn LEFT onto W UNIVERSITY DR.(US-380)   3.2 miles  ( 5.2 km)
6: W UNIVERSITY DR becomes US-380.   21.7 miles  ( 34.9 km)
7: At Decatur, Take the US-81 N/US-287 N ramp.   0.2 miles  ( 0.4 km)
8: Merge onto US-287 N.   75.2 miles  ( 121.0 km)
9: Past Wichita Falls, about an hour from OK line US-287 N becomes I-44 E (Portions toll).   49.4 miles  ( 79.5 km)
10: Take (Hwy 62) to Cashe,  it is a "Suburban" type rode after Lawton, in Cashe, make a right into park, Follow signs to Doris campground .   15.0 miles  (about to Cashe)

TIME:

DATES: Sept. 20-22nd

RSVP: Please RSVP Michael at
 
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