Richland Creek WMA: Activities at a Glance
Phone: (903) 389-7080
1670 FM 488
Streetman, TX 75859
NOTICE: Over the recent weeks Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Tarrant Regional Water District have continued to make progress on wetland repairs. Pumps are currently working to fill a portion of our wetland units. We expect increased, but still limited, water availability from now until the end of early teal season. We appreciate your understanding while we continue to make repairs to the wetland system. Please feel free to contact staff at 903-389-7080 if you have any further questions.
Portions of the WMA may be closed for hunting activities. Please call ahead before you visit.
Registration is required.
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.
Bicycling is a healthy and enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
There are no designated biking trails, however, the existing roads may be used for biking.
- Users may not camp or build a fire anywhere other than in a designated campsite.
- Users may not cause, create, or contribute to excessive or disturbing sounds beyond the person's immediate campsite between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Users may not establish a camp and leave it unattended for a period of longer than 24 hours.
- Users must remove refuse from the area upon departing.
- Cutting of firewood is prohibited.
Camping is primitive and available for hunters during the Special Permit deer hunts. Campgrounds are open daily the rest of the year.
Camping is available at nearby Fairfield Lake State Park.
- 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.
Equestrian activities are permitted only with advance written authorization from the area manager.
Fishing allowed in Zachary Lake, Trinity River, along with several ponds and sloughs.
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 are no designated hiking trails on the WMA.
Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
Camping is available at nearby Fairfield State Park: Texas Parks and Wildlife - State Parks