Mountain Park Wildlife Management Area

By: Kent Swanda, Habitat Coordinator at Ellsworth WDU, Ft.Cobb, Mtn.Park, Washita County and Waurika WMA’s. Phone: (580)595-0347.

Area Description:
Mountain Park WMA covers 5,400 acres in Kiowa County in southwest Oklahoma.  The area is on the north and west sides of Tom Steed Reservoir which is north of Snyder on Hwy 183. Mountain Park WMA is a mixture of grassland, agriculture fields and areas of scrub mesquite. The agriculture fields consist of winter wheat and milo.  Wetland units are located on the northwest side of the area.  The average annual rainfall for the area is about 26 inches. 

WMA Driving Directions: From Mountain Park: 7 miles north on U.S. Hwy 183. The WMA is located mainly north and west of this point and around the lake to the west.

Game Species of Interest: 

        Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after.  

        Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair numbers. 

        Rabbit: Cottontails are present in good numbers. 

        Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available. 

        Dove: Often present in good numbers in vicinity of managed feeding fields. 

        Waterfowl: Large numbers of wintering geese and ducks are usually present during migration. 

         Turkey: Rio Grande Turkeys are present in low numbers.

Nongame Species of Interest:  

        Bald Eagles: Eagles winter on nearby Wichita Mtns. Wildlife Refuge and frequent Tom Steed lake. 

        Shorebirds: Frequent the lake shores and wetland units during fall and spring migrations. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Approximately 2,000 acres is in an agriculture lease program to provide wildlife feeding areas.  A 320 acre wetland unit is managed for waterfowl through agriculture plantings and native wetland plant enhancement. Trees are planted to provide wildlife cover and nesting habitat. 

Camping and Facilities:
Three designated primitive camping areas are offered on the area. RV Camping is available at  the Great Plains State Park. (580-569-2032)

Fishing Opportunities:
Tom Steed Lake is known best for its crappie and walleye fishery. It also has opportunities for hybrid striped bass, catfish and black bass.

Maps:

Mountain Park WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:
Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and Industry
629 C Avenue Lawton OK 73501
580-355-3541
1-800-872-4540
www.lcci.org

Great Plains Country
114 South 9th St, Suite A Frederick OK 73542
580-335-5999
gpc@greatplainscountry.com
www.greatplainscountry.com

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409
www.travelok.com

Mountain Park Wetland Development Area

PLEASE CONSULT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA GENERAL REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC LANDS RESTRICTIONS IN HUNTING REGULATIONS.