Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast of Texas is a nearly level, slowly drained plain dissected by streams and rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The region includes barrier islands along the coast, salt grass marshes surrounding bays and estuaries, remnant tallgrass prairies, oak parklands and oak mottes scattered along the coast, and tall woodlands in the river bottomlands. Soils are acidic sands and sandy loams, with clays occurring primarily in the river bottoms. Atkinson Island WMACandy Abshier WMAD. R. Wintermann WMAGuadalupe Delta WMAJ. D. Murphree WMALower Neches WMAMad Island WMAMatagorda Island WMA/State ParkJustin Hurst WMARedhead Pond WMATony Houseman WMA/State ParkWelder Flats WMA Gulf Coast

Wildlife Management Areas and Available Recreational Activities
Name Acres Activities
Atkinson Island WMA 150 Fishing Wildlife Viewing
Candy Cain Abshier WMA 207 Wildlife Viewing
D.R. Wintermann WMA 246 Wildlife Viewing
Guadalupe Delta WMA 6,594 Bicycling Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
J.D. Murphree WMA 24,250 Fishing Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Justin Hurst 15,612 Bicycling Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Lower Neches WMA 7,998 Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Mad Island 7,281 Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Matagorda Island 43,900 Bicycling Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Redhead Pond 37 Wildlife Viewing
Tony Houseman WMA 3,313 Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Welder Flats WMA 1,480 Fishing Wildlife Viewing
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