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D.R. Wintermann WMA

Phone: (979) 233-9548
210-A West 1st Street
Freeport, TX 77541

Contact: David Butler

Dates Open: Limited access. Contact the Area Manager for details.


The D.R. Wintermann WMA has 246 acres and is located in Wharton County. A former rice farm, a section of the WMA was used to develop a wetlands area with water from the Colorado River. The land is flat coastal prairie and is used as a laboratory for students and land owners to observe wetlands management. This environment attracts winter migratory waterfowl including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, a variety of geese, teal, doves, ducks, and a variety of ibis, Neotropical migrants and many other birds. Groups should contact the manager for information.

Please note:
  • Contact the Area manager for information on access.
  • There are no restroom facilities.
  • Bring your own drinking water.