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Photo Club Field Trip: Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

  • June 03, 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, 11766 South Refuge Road, Tishomingo, OK 73460

Mournful Thyris Moth by Rick Cantu

June 3, 2023, Saturday, 9:00 am.

Join the Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club on a field trip to the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Address is 11766 South Refuge Road, Tishomingo, OK 73460.

Field trip is open to photo club members and guests. You do not need to be a member to join us.

The Tishomingo NWR is open sunrise to sunset.

There is no fee to visit the refuge.

On June 3, the Tishomingo NWR Visitor Center will be open from 9 am to 12 noon.

Meet at 9:00 am at the Tishomingo NWR Visitor Center. Parking is available at the Visitor Center. Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.

You are welcome to walk any of the trails or drive the roads in the refuge. We can go in a group(s) or you can go on your own. Please be sure to stay on designated trails and roadways.

Meet up for lunch 12:30 pm at Blake Shelton's Ole Red Restaurant. Ole Red is about 5 miles from the Tishomingo NWR Visitor Center. Address: Ole Red, 214 West Main, Tishomingo, OK 73460.

There are Three Main Trails:

Craven Nature Trail. Length: 0.5 mile loop. Surface: Partially paved, gravel and boardwalk. Difficulty: Easy. The accessible 0.25 mile of asphalt pavement connecting the trailhead to Dick’s Pond boardwalk features interpretive panels and 3 benches along the route. This portion of the longer loop trail descends gradually through woodland habitat to bottomlands surrounding the pond. The boardwalk provides views of the pond and its surrounding marsh habitat.

Sandy Creek Trail. Length: 0.25 loop. Surface: Dirt. Difficulty: Easy. This trail allows you to get a nice view of Sandy creek.

Prairie Pathways Trail. Length: 0.5 mile loop. Surface: Paved, ADA compliant. Difficulty: Easy. Explore this area to discover information about local plants and animals and the area’s rich history at interpretive waysides. You will also see the native plants demonstration garden, works of art highlighting cultural and natural history, historic buildings and scenic views of the Cumberland Pool.

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, insect repellent, sun screen, water and snacks, binoculars and camera.

It is strongly suggested to wear boots and long pants, plus bring spray to deter ticks. The ticks are very bad this year, so be prepared.

Useful Links

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge. Provides more details about the refuge, including driving directions and map of the refuge. When viewing the map, zoom in for a better view of the amenities, trails, trailheads, parking, roads, etc.

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge Facebook

In the event of any late changes to this event, such as cancellation due to bad weather, the FOH NWR website and Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Group on Facebook will be updated as soon as possible.

For questions about this field trip, contact:

Field Trip Leader

Lisa Wilkins

Mobile 972-658-8544

Email TexasBirdie@aol.com

For questions about the photo club, contact:

Lisa Wilkins, Photo Club Leader

Email FOHphotoclub@gmail.com

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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092


Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

See you at the refuge!

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