Fawn Creek Youth Campground is a primitive campground located on the west side of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma, offering organized youth groups the opportunity to explore the refuge's natural features such as its ancient granite mountains, cedar forest and fresh water lakes. With activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking nearby, there are endless possibilities for recreation and exploration.


Fawn Creek is a designated youth group campground, available only to organized youth groups. For more information or determine if your youth group qualifies please contact the Refuge Visitor's Center at 580-429-2197, before making a reservation. 

Examples of quilified groups:

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Church Youth Groups
  • School Groups
  • Civic Youth Groups 
  • University Organizations and Clubs

Worn by time and nature, the Wichita Mountains loom large above the prairie in southwest Oklahoma—a lasting refuge for wildlife. Situated just outside the Lawton/Ft. Sill area, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge preserves approximately 60,000 acres of mixed grass prairie, ancient granite mountains, and fresh water lakes and streams for the benefit of wildlife and the American people. Best known for its roaming herds of bison, longhorn, and Rocky Mountain elk, Wichita Mountains also offers quality opportunities for wildlife dependent recreation including fishing, bird watching, wildlife photography, hiking, camping, and kayaking.


Fawn Creek Youth Campground is a primative campground, reserved for organized youth groups located on the west side of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Fawn Creek is within walking distance of quality fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. The Dog Run Hollow Trail System trailheads and French Lake offer visitors hours of outdoor recreational activities.


Fawn Creek Youth Campground has 4 Groupsites, reserved for organized youth groups, located on a single loop. Each site has picnic tables, a firering and charcoal grill. Centrally located in the campground there are 2 vault toilets only, no water or electricity.  

Natural Features

Explore ancient granite mountains. Find yourself in a cedar forest. Dare to discover wide open spaces and fresh water lakes meant to support wildlife like the American bison and Rocky Mountain elk. Fish. Hike. Photograph. Immerse yourself in the wild.

Nearby Attractions

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge encompasses roughly 60,000 acres. Fawn Creek Youth Campground offers visitors opportunities to explore all areas of the refuge with a short drive. Head up Mount Scott or hang out at Prairie Dog Town. Bring your fishing pole, a set of binoculars, or your camera. The possibilities are endless.

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