Prairies and Lakes

The Prairies and Lakes region is a transitional area for many plants and animals, whose ranges extend northward into the Great Plains or eastward into the forests. This region, sometimes called the Cross-Timbers, was named by early settlers, who found belts of oak forest crossing strips of prairie grassland. Average annual rainfall averages 28-40 inches per year. May or June usually brings a peak in monthly rainfall. Upland soils are light colored, acidic sandy loam or sands. Bottomland soils may be light brown to dark gray and acidic with textures ranging from sandy loams to clays. The landscape of the region is gently rolling to hilly and elevations range from 300 to 800 feet above sea level. Aquilla WMABig Lake Bottom WMACaddo National Grasslands WMACedar Creek Islands WMACooper WMAGus Engeling WMAKeechi Creek WMAM. O. Neasloney WMAPat Mayse WMARay Roberts Public Hunting AreaRichland Creek WMASomerville WMATawakoni WMA Prairies and Lakes

Wildlife Management Areas and Available Recreational Activities
Name Acres Activities
Big Lake Bottom WMA 2,870 Fishing Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Caddo National Grasslands WMA 16,174 Bicycling Camping Equestrian Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Cedar Creek Islands WMA 160 Fishing Wildlife Viewing
Cooper WMA 14,480 Bicycling Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Gus Engeling WMA 9,957 Bicycling Camping Driving Equestrian Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Keechi Creek WMA 1,500 Hunting
M.O. Neasloney 100 Hiking Wildlife Viewing
Pat Mayse 8,925 Camping Equestrian Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Ray Roberts Lake 41,303 Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Richland Creek WMA 13,783 Bicycling Camping Equestrian Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Somerville WMA 3,180 Bicycling Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Tawakoni WMA 2,335 Camping Equestrian Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
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