Gus Engeling WMA: Hiking (GEWMA)
Phone: (903) 928-2251
16149 North US Hwy 287
Tennessee Colony, TX 75861
Dates Open: NOTE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ORDER NO. 014-002 (PDF)"Due to planned Eastern Turkey research efforts on Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area (Unit #754), the Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ORDERS the Feral Hog and Squirrel, Rabbits and Hares hunts by Annual Public Hunting Permit scheduled for the March 1-April 30 and May 1-31, 2014 cancelled." ----------------
Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Dec. 10-15, 21
Jan. 5, 11-19, 25-26
June 1-Aug. 31.
Daily On-site registration is required of all public users. General public access to the area is during daylight hours through designated legal entry points only and by APH or LPU Permits.
Please note that the Gus Engeling WMA is CLOSED on dates not posted above.
Registration is required.
Hiking is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas. Since potable water is not available on many of the Wildlife Management Areas, it is a good idea to bring plenty of drinking water.
A nature trail, worn paths, and dirt roads crisscross the area and provide visitors a way to view wildlife and natural habitat. Hiking is limited to designated non-hunting areas and only when hunting season is over. Drinking water, insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended.