Red Slough Wildlife Management Area

Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is a 5,814 acre wetland project designed to restore hydrology and re-establish bottomland hardwoods. It is cooperatively managed by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Project goals and objectives are to maximize diversity and offer outstanding recreational opportunities. Red Slough is a very popular recreational destination located in southeastern Oklahoma and is a premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area.

Link to a story map featuring the Red Slough NatureWatch Viewing Site

For information about the history of the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, recreation opportunities, rules and regulations, and directions to the site, click here.

For additional information, including restrictions and permit information, click here.

Red Slough Wildlife Management Area Photo Gallery

Red Slough Birding Convention

Red Slough Species List


Area Map area map.

Visitor Safety Plan 


Alligator Hatchling Rescue - view a movie clip of baby alligators and their nest.

Alligator Brood Monitoring - Otter Appearance

Birding Observations and Information

The Red Slough Wetland is the recipient of the prestigious
National "Taking Wing" Award.


Articles about Red Slough



Ouachita National Forest
Oklahoma Ranger District


List of Links



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