Old Sabine Bottom (WMA)

Phone: (903) 881-8233
Fax: (903) 882-9093
21187 CR 4106
Lindale, TX 75771

Contact: Christopher Farrell

Dates Open:

Open year round, except closed for Special Permit hunts.

Due to construction on the Old River Channel crossing, access to the Old Sabine Bottom WMA via the main road off of county road 4106 will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic beginning Monday, September 28th, 12:01 am. The road will remain closed until construction is completed. The expected work completion date is mid to late October. Updates on road work will be posted to this site and the WMA Facebook page, so please check back. Access to the area is still allowed from the FM 1804 parking area and via the Sabine River. Sorry for the inconvenience.


The Old Sabine Bottom WMA has 5,727 acres located north of Tyler in Smith County. The area is five miles northeast of Lindale. The WMA is bounded on the west by FM 1804 and meanders between the Old Sabine River Channel and the Sabine River. The Area has mostly bottomland harwood habitat containing large stands of hardwoods such as oak, elm and ash, and a diverse mixture of understory vegetation. Depending on the annual conditions, the Area maintains fair populations of squirrels, waterfowl, deer, hogs and turkey.

Please note:
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • There are no restroom facilities.
  • Camping is available at Tyler State Park ((903) 597-5338), subject to park entrance and camping fees.
  • Insect repellant is recommended for mosquitos.
  • Caution: Watch for venomous snakes. Poison Ivy should be avoided.
  • Very wet conditions may occur, rubber boots may be needed.