Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

WMA Operations Update.

Campgrounds at TPWD Wildlife Management Areas are closed to overnight camping. Winners of drawn hunts need to contact the hunt managers for further information.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


Playa Lakes, Taylor Lakes Unit: Rules

Phone: (806) 492-3405
Fax: (806) 492-3230
3036 FM 3256
Paducah, TX 79248

Contact: Matthew Poole

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

Registration is required.

General Access

The information/registration station is located on the south of US 287 just west of the community of Lelia Lake. Park here and continue on foot to one of the lakes or to the viewing blind.

NON-CONSUMPTIVE USE AND GENERAL INFORMATION: On-site registration is required for all public access. No permit is required to access and use the wildlife viewing blind.

Permits Required

Visitors 17 years of age and older must possess an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit.