J.D. Murphree WMA: Directions


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

Contact: Michael Rezsutek

Dates Open:

Fishing, wildlife viewing and other non-consumptive uses are available seasonally as provided by information in the TPWD Public Hunting Lands Permit Map Booklet. These activities are limited during scheduled public hunts for September teal and regular waterfowl, feral hog and alligator seasons.

Directions

The J.D. Murphree WMA is located near Port Arthur in Jefferson County, along the Texas and Louisiana border near Sabine Lake. From Port Arthur take SH 73 west three miles to the Big Hill Unit where the Area headquarters is located. The Hillebrandt Unit can be reached from the headquarters by going east about 200 yards to Jade St. Turn left on Jade St. and continue to FM 365, about 1.5 miles Turn left on FM 365 and go 2.5 miles to the entrance gate on the left. The Salt Bayou Unit can be reached from the headquarters by going east 2.5 miles on Texas 73 to Texas 82. Turn south on Texas 82 and go 2.5 miles to Texas 87. Go south on Texas 87 for 6.6 miles to Walter Umphrey State Park Keith Lake Unit, then turn right on the park road to reach the boat ramp that enters the unit. To reach the headquarters office from Winnie, take SH 73 east 25 miles.

Maps

Big Hill Unit

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Bill Hill Unit Map PDF

Salt Bayou Unit

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Salt Bayou Unit Map PDF

Hillebrandt Unit

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Hillebrandt Unit Map PDF