Forums: Climbing Information: Regional Discussions:
Camping at Wichita Mountians
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Regional Discussions

Premier Sponsor:

 


urbanpioneer


Mar 2, 2009, 8:09 PM
Post #1 of 14 (2750 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 3, 2007
Posts: 7

Camping at Wichita Mountians  (North_America: United_States: Oklahoma: Southwest: Wichita_Mountains)
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I'm heading down to Wichitas next week and wondering if camping is allowed in the refuge. If anybody knows how to camp for free in the area I'd love to hear it. Thanks


burritofiend


Mar 3, 2009, 5:20 AM
Post #2 of 14 (2738 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 12, 2009
Posts: 20

Re: [urbanpioneer] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

This site may help.
http://wichitamountains.org/


durangoclimber


Mar 3, 2009, 6:38 AM
Post #3 of 14 (2730 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 14, 2008
Posts: 179

Re: [urbanpioneer] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Don't even think about pirating a site anywhere within the refuge. There are some serious access issues going on and some of the park rangers/cops are not fond of climbers...so please pay if you stay within the refuge. You can camp out by the lake ( off the refuge - I think it is called lake latonka) and even then it is a pay area. Just pay for a site at the refuge. You won't regret it. Great camping and closer to the amazing climbing.


urbanpioneer


Mar 3, 2009, 7:30 AM
Post #4 of 14 (2717 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 3, 2007
Posts: 7

Re: [durangoclimber] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Great, thanks for the heads up. We'll be getting in on Sunday so we'll have to car camp for the first night but we'll get a permit for the rest of the week.


durangoclimber


Mar 3, 2009, 7:32 AM
Post #5 of 14 (2714 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 14, 2008
Posts: 179

Re: [urbanpioneer] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Good !! Car camp IN the refuge. The camground is amazing. Cool place to go for a night hike...just watch out for those buffalo's.


osu_cowboy


Mar 3, 2009, 2:04 PM
Post #6 of 14 (2691 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 29

Re: [durangoclimber] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I agee! The camping at the refuge is really good. Make sure you guys take the short hike out of the campgrounds to Little Baldy, its a great sunset veiw! There are no buffalo on the refuge....only american bison!


durangoclimber


Mar 3, 2009, 2:18 PM
Post #7 of 14 (2685 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 14, 2008
Posts: 179

Re: [osu_cowboy] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

osu_cowboy wrote:
I agee! The camping at the refuge is really good. Make sure you guys take the short hike out of the campgrounds to Little Baldy, its a great sunset veiw! There are no buffalo on the refuge....only american bison!

Whatever the hell they are...don't feed em'. If you get your friends drunk, have them feed them and hope they run fast.


cruxforchrist


Mar 3, 2009, 3:53 PM
Post #8 of 14 (2673 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2007
Posts: 20

Re: [urbanpioneer] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

   Camp Doris is where you'll probably end up... Great access down there and the climbs are amazing (Especially considering it's Oklahoma) Prices are very reasonable... especially if you car camp.

We might see you there... my partner and I are heading down saturday morning and staying through Sunday. What are you planning on climbing???

Have fun!


chadcummings


Mar 3, 2009, 8:24 PM
Post #9 of 14 (2657 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 21, 2007
Posts: 56

Re: [cruxforchrist] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

where does everyone climb out there on a sunday? ive never seen more than two people climbing on a sunday.


urbanpioneer


Mar 3, 2009, 8:41 PM
Post #10 of 14 (2651 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 3, 2007
Posts: 7

Re: [cruxforchrist] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

we're not sure yet. We'll be getting in on Sunday staying the whole week (oh yeah college spring break) so we may be getting a back country permit for part of the time. But we'll probably be at Doris on Sunday night. We'll probably hit up something easier to find the first day, don't know what exactly since this is our first time there, but we'll be in a silver SUV w/ Nebraska plates so give us a holler if you're around.


cruxforchrist


Mar 4, 2009, 3:37 PM
Post #11 of 14 (2636 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2007
Posts: 20

Re: [chadcummings] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I always see a few on sundays.... two weeks ago we were down there and the Narrows were PACKED on Sunday!!!


cruxforchrist


Mar 4, 2009, 3:41 PM
Post #12 of 14 (2633 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2007
Posts: 20

Re: [urbanpioneer] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I'd call now if you're wanting a backcountry permit at all next week! I found out the hard way that they reserve ahead of time and usually more than a few weeks out... kindof dumb if you ask me. But, everything's still plenty accessible when your at Doris... so long as you don't mind driving a little in between. Well, hope you have a great time! We'll only be there this weekend (fri, sat, sun) cause our spring break doesn't start for another week... but we'll keep our eyes peeled for your Nebraska SUV.


chadcummings


Mar 4, 2009, 6:08 PM
Post #13 of 14 (2622 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 21, 2007
Posts: 56

Re: [cruxforchrist] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

i'll be in a silver tahoe with texas plates. im sure i'll be on upper scott. trying to get my trad lead head back in place, but also be cuase there will be a girl with me thats new to climbing. i need to get back in shape. i want this year to be the one were i redpoint ariel a. its spit me off on my 3 or 4 trys.


chadcummings


Mar 4, 2009, 6:11 PM
Post #14 of 14 (2620 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 21, 2007
Posts: 56

Re: [chadcummings] Camping at Wichita Mountians [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

by the way. do any of you guys know the dates for the spring fling? i lost my balls for doing dumb ass leads( for the time being) and i'm horrible on slab, but i still enjoy watching others lead s wall and the whole vibe there.


(This post was edited by chadcummings on Mar 4, 2009, 7:11 PM)


Forums : Climbing Information : Regional Discussions

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook