Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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Washita National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Washita National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Washita National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Custer County, Oklahoma, United States
Nearest city Butler, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°36′30″N 99°15′02″W / 35.60838°N 99.25065°W / 35.60838; -99.25065Coordinates: 35°36′30″N 99°15′02″W / 35.60838°N 99.25065°W / 35.60838; -99.25065[1]
Area 8,075 acres (32.68 km2)
Established 1961
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official website

Washita National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in Custer County, Oklahoma. Within the refuge, the slow-moving Washita River winds through prairie and cropland to merge with Foss Reservoir, providing a home and resting area for geese and other waterfowl. Gently rolling hills, ravines, and bottomlands laced with creeks shelter wildlife as common as white-tailed deer and as unusual as the Texas horned lizard, a state-listed endangered species.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.