Tony Houseman/Blue Elbow Swamp WMA

Phone: (936) 553-7641
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Contact: Hope Zubek

Dates Open: Open year round.


The Tony Houseman WMA is a cooperative effort between the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Travel Information Center located in the Area provides interpretive displays for visitors. A 600-foot boardwalk leads from the center into the swamp. Outdoor recreation includes public hunting opportunities, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and canoeing.

Please Note
  • There aren't any restroom facilities.
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • Insect repellant is recommended.
  • The Texas Travel Information Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Boats are needed to get around the Area.
  • Caution during heavy rains which causes high water in the Area.
  • Use of ATV's, airboats and horses is prohibited.