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Chaparral WMA: Directions (CWMA)

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

Contact: Whitney Gann, Project Leader

Dates Open:

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: Oscar Perez


The Chaparral WMA is located in La Salle and Dimmit counties. Take IH 35 southwest about 100 miles to Artesia Wells. IH 35 intersects with FM 133 (exit #56 on IH 35) at Artesia Wells, take a right heading west for eight miles to the headquarters office located on the right just past the La Salle county line. You will pass the hunter campground entrance on the right one and one half miles before the main office.


Lodging in Cotulla (20 miles from CWMA) include:
Cotulla Motel (830) 879-2336
Executive Inn (830) 879-2488
La Salle Motel (830)879-2703
Village Inn (830) 879-2311

Lodging in Catarina (13 miles from CWMA):
Catarina Hotel (830) 999-3677

Chaparral WMA Road Map