Sam Houston National Forest

Sam Houston National Forest WMA

Phone: (936) 344-6205 Address: PO Box 868 Livingston, TX 77351

Contact: Keith Butler
Dates Open: Open year round.


The Sam Houston National Forest WMA has 161,508 acres with 47,609 acres in Montgomery County, 59,746 acres in San Jacinto County, and 54,153 acres in Walker County. The national forests in Texas were established by an act of the Texas legislature in 1933 that authorized the purchase of lands for the national forest system. The WMA is operated under a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Forest Service. Fishing, trapping, and public hunting of white-tailed deer, feral hog, waterfowl, dove, other migratory game birds, squirrel, quail, rabbits, hares, predators, furbearers, and frogs permitted. Other outdoor recreation opportunities include camping, hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Primitive and developed designated campsites are available.

  Please note:
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • Insect repellant is recommended for mosquitoes.
  • High heat and humidity in the summer should be taken into consideration when planning a visit.
  • Some restrooms and campsites are wheelchair accessible.
  • A permit is required from the US Forest Service to ride horses or ATVs on designated trails.
  • Use of horses allowed year round.

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  1. jackie tippins, 8 months ago

    What are the fishing requirements and location to bring a family fishing for one day

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