Hackberry Flat Center
Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area is a 7,120 acre
wildlife oasis located southeast of Frederick in southwest
Oklahoma. With the help of many partners, the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation has restored this legendary
wetland to provide refuge for prairie’s waterfowl, shorebirds
and other wetland-dependent birds and to provide recreation for
people craving the outdoors.
With the completion of the Hackberry Flat Center, this wetland area now offers wetland classroom experiences for school children, meeting facility for workshops, programs and presentations and a place to offer skill development workshops such as waterfowl identification, bird identification and hunter education classes.
How does the new license requirement affect visitors to Hackberry Flat WMA? At Hackberry Flat WMA, walking the nature trail below the Hackberry Flat Center and enjoying the rest of Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area DOES require a valid hunting or fishing license or the conservation passport for each person unless exempt under the normal license exemptions. However, visitors that stop at the Hackberry Flat Center to use the facilities or get information from the message boards are exempt from this license requirement. Additionally, participants that attend programs and events such as the Saturday programs, Hackberry Flat Day and school field trips that take place at the Center are exempt from this requirement. This conservation passport is valid for all other Department -owned lands not just for Hackberry Flat WMA, such as Gist Wildlife Management Area.
From Frederick, go south of town one mile on Hwy 183,
then turn east on Airport Road and go three miles.
Follow the blacktop road south, and go six miles.
Watch for Area signs