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Candy Cain Abshier WMA: Directions

Phone: (409) 736-2551
10 Parks & Wildlife Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Contact: Michael Rezsutek

Dates Open: Open April 1, 2009 See: Executive Order No. 2 of 2009 Reopening Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area


The Candy Abshier WMA is located about 70 miles southeast of Houston on the east side of Galveston Bay. Take IH 10 east to SH 61 at Hankamer, go south on SH 61 for four miles to FM 562. Turn onto FM 562 and continue south then west for 22 miles on FM 562 to Smith Point. Follow signs to entrance, less than a mile.