White Oak Creek WMA: Activities at a Glance


Phone: (903) 884-3800
Address:
33948 HWY 77
Omaha, TX 75571

Contact: Luke Baker

Dates Open: Open year round, except entire area closed for Special Permit hunts.

Registration is required.

Hunting

Hunting Permitted

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, the appropriate tags and stamps, as well as the proper public hunting permit. Permits include: Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH), computer drawn Special Permits, and the Regular Permit, which allows daily small game hunting on some areas. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, but must have a hunting license and be supervised by a licensed, permitted adult, 18 years of age or older. Hunters and non-hunters must wear hunter orange during daylight hours at any time when firearm hunting for any species is authorized on the unit (except turkeys, waterfowl, and dove). For more details see the rules page for this WMA, the Summary of Fishing and Hunting Regulations and Public Hunting Lands Information and Maps.

Detailed Hunting Information for the White Oak Creek WMA

Equestrian

Horsing Around Permitted
  • While in designated campsites, horses should be kept haltered on a lead or in a pen area authorized by department personnel.
  • All horses must be certified to be free of Equine Infectious Anemia. Horse owners/riders must carry such certification (negative Coggins Test results) during their stay and present such documentation upon request.

Detailed Equestrian Information for the White Oak Creek WMA

Fishing

Fishing Permitted

For general information on fishing requirements and restrictions, see the General Rules of the Texas Fishing Guide. For information on fishing licenses, stamps, and tags, see Fishing Licenses.

Fishing is allowed in the creek and river. Predominant Fish Species: Catfish, crappie, white bass and largemouth bass.

Hiking

Hiking Permitted

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.

There aren't any established hiking trails but the existing paths for hunting, wildlife viewing and horseback riding offer walkways. Check with the Area management for directions.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

The diversity of the WMA's habitat provides an environment for many species of birds. Check with the manager for viewing areas.

Other

Camping is available at nearby Atlanta State Park and Daingerfield State Park.

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