Chaparral WMA: Hiking (CWMA)
Phone: (830) 676-3413
Fax: (830) 676-3493
PO Box 115
Artesia Wells, TX 78001
Dates Open: April 1 through August 31. Contact area manager for additional dates. Public Hunts: As scheduled annually.
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.
Two walking trails, the Camino de Fiero Nature Trail (2.5 miles) and Arena Roja Nature Trail (a half mile) offer visitors the chance to personally experience the South Texas brush country. The Arena Roja Nature Trail is fully ADA accessible. Bring your canteen and watch your step. Exploring the brush country is a dry dusty adventure that can be full of surprises - like diamond backed rattlesnakes.