Washita County 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:
Washita Co. WMA covers 240 acres in Washita Co.  It is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Cordell, Oklahoma (From Jct. of HWY 152 and Hwy 183 in Cordell go one mile north and then go 2.5 miles west).  It is a small area with a mixture of typical tall grass species and sand plum in upland areas, with cottonwood and elm in the bottomland.  A small flood control lake impounds water in large rainfall events.  Annual rainfall is about 26 inches.   

WMA Driving Directions:  From Cordell: 1 mile west on State Hwy 152 (from the intersection with U.S. Hwy 183), 1 mile north on N2230, 1 mile west on E1180.

Game Species of Interest: 

            Quail: Bobwhite are present in low numbers. 

            Deer: White-tailed deer are present in very low numbers. 

            Dove: Dove may be present in low numbers. 

            Rabbit: Cottontails and Jackrabbits are present in low numbers. 

            Turkey: Rio Grande Turkeys are present in low numbers.

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Approximately 25 acres are annually planted to winter wheat and milo to provide feed fields for doves and other wildlife. Small areas are disced in winter to promote native food plants such as ragweed and sunflowers.  Tree plantings on area increase woody cover.   

Camping and Facilities:
No camping, areas exist on the WMA. Crowder Lake State Park is located approximately 15 miles east of the area on Hwy. 54. Crowder Lake S.P. ph. (405) 343-2443.

Fishing Opportunities:
Fishing opportunities exists at Tom Steed Reservoir particularly for hybrid striped bass, walleye and crappie. Crowder Lake (158 acres) also offers fishing for bass, catfish and sunfish. About 30 miles south of the area.

Maps:

Washita 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:
Clinton Chamber of Commerce
580-323-2222
www.clintonok.org

Elk City Chamber of Commerce
1-800-280-0207
www.elkcitychamber.com

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

Roger Mills County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
580-497-3378
www.cheyenneokchamber.com

Sayre
580-928-3156

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
580-772-7744
www.weatherfordchamber.com