Oklahoma Bat Caves National Wildlife Refuge
Directions: From I-40 in Vian, exit on county road (first two miles are paved: last mile is gravel) and drive S three miles.
Primary Wildlife: Ozark big-eared bat and gray bat (both endangered); various other cave species.
Habitat: Karst habitat, exterior of which is oak-hickory forest.
Recreation and Education: The endangered status of wildlife species and the delicate (and hazardous) nature of the habitat precludes any recreational use. Approved studies can be done under proper supervision.
Special Note: Refuge consists of several units scattered through several counties of northeast Oklahoma. Refuge is still growing as new caves are located and acquired.
(satellite of Sequoyah NWR)
Route 1, Box l8-A
Vian, OK 74962
(918) 773-5251 or (918) 773-5252
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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