Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Lufkin, Texas (Nacogdoches County)

About the Wildlife Management Area

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area covers 2,063 acres in the "Piney Woods" of East Texas, near the Angelina River in Nacogdoches County.

Activities include: primitive tent camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Campers must pack in their own drinking water -- potable water, restrooms and other facilities are not available. Horseback riding is limited to September 1 through September 26 and March 16 through August 31 annually. Equestrian travel is at riders' discretion; trails are not designated in the Area.

Birding, nature study and wildlife observation opportunities are available. A wildlife observation area is located on the west side of the marsh at the end of the roadway. Wildlife includes white-tailed deer, wild turkey, Eastern cottontail, feral hog and Eastern fox squirrel.


Located 140 miles north of Houston, and 6 miles south of Nacogdoches. From Highway 59 near Nacogdoches, take FM 2782 west for 1 mile to the entrance station. Three entrances to the WMA area located on FM 2782.

The nearest major Texas cities are: Dallas, Houston

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31.48277° Latitude    -94.75156° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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Open 7 days a week year-round.


There is no entrance fee for the park. Registration is required.

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Official Contact Information

The Wildlife Management Area is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
1805 E. Lufkin
Lufkin, TX 75901

Telephone: (936)639-1879