Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

WMA Operations Update.

Campgrounds at TPWD Wildlife Management Areas are closed to overnight camping. Winners of drawn hunts need to contact the hunt managers for further information.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


Tony Houseman WMA

Phone: (936) 569-8547
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Contact: Adam Terry

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.