Black Gap WMA: Wildlife Viewing

Phone: (432) 376-2216
55 miles south of Marathon, 18mi down FM 2627
See maps and directions for specific location

Contact: Travis Smith

Dates Open: Open year round, except closed for Special Permit hunts. Contact the WMA for specific information.

Registration is required.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

Black Gap WMA offers an abundance of country for wildlife viewing. Common mammals include deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, black bear, ringtail cats, and coyotes in their natural setting. There is a smorgasbord of seasonal songbirds, quail, hawks, peregrine & prairie falcons, and golden eagle that use the area. The Maravillas and Brushy Canyons are two great areas for the bird watchers. The peregrine falcons are normally seen along Maravillas & Horse Canyons and the cliffs overlooking the Rio Grande.

Access restricted to Maravillas and Horse Canyons, Rio Grande and the headquarters campsite from March 1 to August 31.