Playa Lakes WMA Taylor Lakes Unit

Phone: (806) 492-3405
Fax: (806) 492-3240
3036 FM 3256
Paducah, TX 79248

Contact: Hunter Hopkins

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


The Taylor Lakes Unit is located in the rolling plains of the Panhandle in north Texas, Donley County, near Clarendon. Clarendon was one of the first settlements in the area. The WMA was part of a family farm and purchased by Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1993 to preserve and provide the playa lakes wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.

The existing low level lakes provide good conditions for plant growth. Habitat conditions at this WMA provide a place for waterfowl as well as upland game. Throughout the year the Area is an excellent location for observing North American birds in a rich native environment.

Ducks over Playa Lakes-Taylor Unit

Ducks coming off a moist soil unit at Taylor Lakes.

There are about 214 acres of restored grasslands, 231 acres of pasture land and 85 acres of wetlands. The WMA has outstanding opportunities for viewing wintering waterfowl from the observation blind.

Please Note
  • There are no restroom facilities.
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • The wildlife viewing blind is wheelchair accessible.