Justin Hurst: Hiking (WMA)

Phone: (979) 233-8729

Contact: David Butler

Dates Open: Jones Creek and Live Oak Nature Loops are open year round. Portions of the Justin Hurst WMA are open for Special Permit hunts and scheduled tours. Contact the Assistant Area Manager for specific dates.


Hiking Permitted

Hiking is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas. Since potable water is not available on many of the Wildlife Management Areas, it is a good idea to bring plenty of drinking water.

The Main Unit has two nature trails which are located at the entrance where a picnic area is also located. The shorter trail, the Live Oak Loop, is one half mile of paved trail through a swamp area of live oak, thick undergrowth and wildlife.

The second trail, the two and one half mile Jones Creek Trail, leads into a bottomland area that can have soggy terrain from flooding. Waterfowl and wood ducks can be observed in this section. Waterproof footwear is recommended.

The Bryan Unit doesn't have maintained trails. There are beaches for walking during low tide, but debris and loose sand during high tide limits access to the beach area.