Cache, OK...the Gateway to the Wichitas

Cache Oklahoma is known as the Gateway to the Wichitas. It was established in 1901 when the federal government opened the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache tribal lands to settlement.

This small city is only a few miles from the Wichita Mountains. Hiking, climbing, fishing and water sports activities are only minutes away.

There are 13 Public Use Lakes on the Refuge for fishing. You'll find Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie and catfish.

Dog Run Hollow Wichita Mountains

The annual elk and deer hunts hosted by the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge runs for two and half days.

The Wichita Mountains also offers hikers and climbers some very challenging opportunties. While these mountains are eroded with age they include some of the roughest territory in the country.

Dog Run Hollow has several trails appealing to the novice and seasoned hiker alike. You can chose a trail for hikes from 2 to 4 hours.

There are campgrounds for the general public and organized youth groups. Backcountry camping is allowed by permit only in the Charon's Garden Wilderness Area. Only a limited number of people are allowed in the area over a three day period in order to protect the environment. You can make your reservations through the Refuge Headquarters.

Use the above links to learn more about the Wichita Mountains.

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