White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area

The White Oak Creek WMA is located in Bowie, Cass, Morris and Titus counties, in northeast Texas, near the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas border. The WMA covers approximately 25,777 acres of mostly bottomland hardwood forest at the confluence of the Sulphur River and White Oak Creek. The WMA is managed under a license agreement by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Outdoor recreation includes hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Public hunting is permitted for white-tailed deer, feral hog, spring eastern turkey, quail, mourning dove, waterfowl, early teal, duck, woodcock, rail, gallinule, snipe, squirrel, rabbits, hares and furbearers.


Activites to do at WOCMA


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).


  • 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.


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


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

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.


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








Please note:
  • There aren't any restroom facilities.
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • Insect repellant is advised for mosquitoes and be aware of poison ivy.
  • Watch for poisonous snakes.
  • Flooding occurs during heavy rains, be prepared to move to higher ground.
  • Note: TPWD Law Enforcement personnel & USACE Rangers will be in the area will be enforcing DPS regulations concerning ATV use on Public Hunting Lands.