On May 5th we decided to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It is only an hour and half from our house, so it was good close trip to try out the FUSE.
Traveling the turnpike we averaged 14.1 MPG going 70-miles an hour, the FUSE handled very well. Much like driving my Ford FX2 pickup. Guess the MPG would have been better if I stayed at 60-65 MPH.
The Wildlife Refuge is FREE to enter, there is a fee to camp at Doris Campground. All campsites have tables, fire rings, and fire grates/grills on site. A centrally located restroom/shower complex is available except during winter months. Drinking water, chemical toilets, and trash dumpsters are conveniently placed throughout the campground. A public pay phone is located near the Campground entrance, as is a central dumpstation for RV’s.
We stopped at the visitor center to get a hiking map. The people working there are very helpful. As we headed out the picnic area to find the suggested hiking trail, we did stop at the prairie dog farm. We did not see any Bison on this trip, maybe next time.
The picnic area is very nice, not much parking, lots of shade trees. The trail we took started off gravel and turned into rock. The trails are very clean with ample restroom facilities throughout the park. The trails had very few people and lots of quite!
When we left the picnic area we stopped at Doris Campground. The gate attendant let us driver through the Campground. There are a few sites next to the lake. We saw a few larger motor homes, 5th wheels, and travel trailers. The water/electric sites were full. We were told if we wanted one of these sites to show up early in Thursdays and use the self pay stations.