P.O. Box 816, Okmulgee Oklahoma 74447
918-756-0815 Fax 918-756-0275
Deep Fork NWR is located east of Oklahoma City near Okmulgee in Okmulgee County just off U.S Highway 75.
The 6,800-acre Refuge was established in 1993 and, due to annual flooding, provides excellent habitat for waterfowl including blue-winged teal, mallard, pintail, shoveler, and wood ducks.
Several tree species can be found here including black walnut, bur oak, dogwood, pin oak, redbud, shumard oak and southern red oak in the lower areas with blackjack oak and post oak a little higher up.
Game and non-game animals include beaver, bobcat, cottontail, coyote, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, swamp rabbit and white-tailed deer in the mammal category. Reptiles include the cottonmouth snake, pygmy rattlesnake and several species of non-venomous snakes. The amphibian population counts the bullfrog, chorus frog, cricket frog, green frog and southern leopard frog among their numbers.
Bow and black powder deer hunting as well as squirrel and rabbit hunting are allowed in season.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Okmulgee) Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
(Vian) Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
(Hulbert) Three Forks Nature Center
12/06 Coming to The Okmulgee area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.