Guadalupe Delta WMA: Wildlife Viewing

Phone: (361) 552-6637
13815 S. Hwy. 35
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Contact: Kevin Kriegel

Dates Open:

Portions are open daily for fishing and nonconsumptive use. Contact the Area Manager for hunting or tour dates.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

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

The observation platform, located on the south side of SH 35, is open throughout the year, but the WMA itself is closed and is accessible only during scheduled events. The freshwater lake and marshes are seasonally swamped with flood waters as well as attendant waterfowl, shorebirds, and a variety of herons and egrets. Wood storks may be seen here in late summer and early fall, and the marshes around Buffalo Lake usually swarm with herons, egrets, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, and Least Bittern (in summer). Listen for the bubbling trill of the Marsh Wren in late spring. The woodlands within Guadalupe Delta WMA offer fine migrant birding. Tours are scheduled in both spring and fall through the Parks and Wildlife Texas Conservation Passport Program.

For more information: (361) 576-0022 or (361) 790-0308 (regional office)

This Wildlife Management Area is one of many wildlife viewing sites along THE GREAT TEXAS COASTAL BIRDING TRAIL.

For information: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails