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WMA Operations Update.

Campgrounds at TPWD Wildlife Management Areas are closed to overnight camping. Winners of drawn hunts need to contact the hunt managers for further information.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


Gene Howe WMA: Other

Phone: (806) 323-8642

Contact: James B. Baker

Dates Open: Open year round, except entire area closed for special hunts

Registration is required.


For overnite stays near the Gene Howe WMA, the city of Canadian is the closest location for motels.

The town of Canadian has a festival called the "Fall Foliage Festival". This celebration is put on yearly during the 3rd weekend in October. In 2006, the Gene Howe WMA will be open for visitors and will likely host some tours during that Festival.
Fall foliage

A picture taken at the Gene Howe WMA
during the "Fall Foliage Festival", a celebration
held annually by the city of Canadian.