Pat Mayse (WMA)

Phone: (903) 905-2207

Contact: Jacob White

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


The Pat Mayse WMA consists of 8,925 acres located in the Post Oak Savannah Ecological Region on the western edge of the Pat Mayse Reservoir in northern Lamar County. Approximately 11 miles northwest of Paris, the area has no buildings or resident staff. The Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area contains approximately 1,500 surface acres of water, 2,500 acres of abandoned fields and 4,925 acres of hardwood timber. The land area is composed of approximately 1,000 acres of bottomlands and 6,500 acres of uplands. There are three permanently flowing streams on the Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area: Sanders Creek, Craddock Creek and Sand Branch as well as many small water impoundments scattered throughout the area. Many of the Interior roads consist of logging trails and require a four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate them. ATV use is prohibited.

The primary utilization of the Pat Mayse WMA is for public hunting lands.

Please note:
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • There aren't any restroom facilities.
  • The waterfowl viewing deck at the Pat Mayse dam is wheelchair accessible.
  • Visitors must pack out any trash.