Mad Island WMA: Directions

Phone: (979) 323-9579
2200 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Bay City, TX 77414

Contact: Lang Alford

Dates Open:

Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, drawn Special Permit Alligator Management Hunts scheduled for the Mad Island Wildlife Management Area (Unit #729) on September 14-16, 2021 has been canceled.

Open on specific days during early teal season and South Zone waterfowl season. Open during drawn hunts for alligator, feral hog, and white-tailed deer. A reservation is needed for wildlife tours. Contact the Area Manager for specific dates.


Mad Island WMA is located nine miles east of the town of Collegeport in Matagorda County. From Bay City take Highway 35 west 12 miles to FM 1095. Take FM 1095 south approximately 13 miles to Brazos Tower Road (CR 378). Turn left on Brazos Tower Road and travel two miles to Franzen Road (CR 374). Turn left on Franzen Road and follow the signs.


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