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Chaparral WMA: Driving (CWMA)

Phone: (830) 676-3413
Fax: (830) 676-3493
South Texas Ecosystem Project Office
64 Chaparral WMA Dr.
Cotulla, TX 78014

Contact: Stephen Lange, Area Manager

Dates Open: Open year round except closed to the general public when public hunts are conducted. General Public Use is allowed uninterrupted from April 1 through August 31 each spring and summer. Contact area manager for additional dates or special events. Public Hunts are available annually by special permit, regular permit, and annual permit.

Area Biologists: Sarah Resendez, John Clark

Registration is required.


Driving Tour Permitted

The eight and one half miles self-guided Paisano Driving Trail takes a visitor through 49 stops which address wildlife, habitat and management techniques. This trail is open from April to August daily. During the rest of the year it's only open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday except during public hunts. During hunting season a trail at the headquarters is open. Permits are not needed for the nature trails or the driving trail.