Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area
South entrance – From Tishomingo: 4 miles east on State Hwy 78, 6½ miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590).
North entrance – From Tishomingo: 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.
Area Description:Blue River is
3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings. Located 8
miles northeast of Tishomingo.
Game Species of Interest:
Quail: Bobwhite are present in fair numbers.
Deer: Whitetail are present in fair numbers.
Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in low numbers.
Rabbit: Cottontail are found across the area
Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available.
Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers.
Nongame Species of Interest:
Bald eagle: Eagles winter at Tishomingo NWR and can be sighted at Blue River on occasion.
Description of Fish and
Wildlife Management Practices:
Management efforts, such as controlled burns, focus on producing native wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small grains are planted.
Camping and Facilities:Designated areas only
Fishing Opportunities: Fishing opportunities abound at Blue River. From November through March 1st, Blue River is a designated trout area, and is stocked with rainbows approximately every two weeks.
Blue River Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)
Blue River Map - interactive map with aerial photography available