Black Gap WMA: Rules

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.

General Access

Registration is at the self-registration booth, just outside of the headquarters compound fence. Visitors need to fill out the top portion of the registration card and deposit it through the slot in the information box. Visitors also need to sign-in on the ledger. This ledger information is needed in case of locating visitors during an emergency. The bottom portion of the registration card then needs to be filled out and deposited in the slot in the information box as you exit.

The Rio Grande River adjacent to the WMA falls within that segment of the river designated by the federal government as a Wild and Scenic river. Please be advised that special federal rules will apply to certain river activities. A copy of these rules will be posted at the WMA self-registration station. For additional information call the Big Bend National Park at 432/477-2251, menu option 3.

For information: Big Bend National Park website.

Permits Required

General Use and Visitation Information