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Horton Slough Trail

Location At Seqyouah National Wildlife Refuge, southwest of Vian, OK
State(s) Oklahoma
Counties Sequoyah County
Type Backcountry
Length 1.00 Miles / 1.61 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




Hortons Slough Trail is located at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in east central Oklahoma. The trail is built along a wetland and overlooks Sally Jones Lake. During the winter, thousands of migrating snow geese and other waterfowl use Sally Jones Lake as a resting and refueling area along their journey. Some of the waterfowl winter at the refuge. Other interesting visitors to the area include several American bald eagles.

This trail gives visitors the opportunity to walk through a forested area and observe wildlife, while enjoying views of the wetland and the animals which inhabit the wetland. The trail is approximately 1 mile in length and starts on one side of the slough and ends on the other side. An elevated boardwalk and/or a swinging bridge allow visitors to complete the loop. Visitors enjoy viewing the natural wetland scenery and Sally Jones Lake from an overlook area and benches. Interpretive panels and other benches are located at the trail head and along the trail.

The trail allows visitors who stop at the refuge while traveling along I-40 to stretch their legs and learn a little about the flora and fauna of eastern Oklahoma. It has become an excellent public use outreach tool. The trail is used by local and traveling visitors on a daily basis for wildlife observation, photography and walking for exercise. Refuge staff use the boardwalk area as a site for educational outreach with school groups. Presentations are given to groups a (Continued...)


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: sunrise - Time Closes: sunset


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Additional Information

Width: 60 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 1%

Elevation Low Point: 400

Elevation High Point: 400

Year Designated: 2007

Date Last Updated: 01/06/2012


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Jeff Haas
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Rt. 1 Box 18 A
Vian , OK 74962
(918) 773-5252


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