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

About the National Wildlife Refuge

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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.

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Open 7 days a week year-round.


There is no entrance fee for the park.


Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

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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
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Telephone: (936)639-1879

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