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Hunting Contact: (580) 541-5319

Game Warden: (580) 430-5158

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Sandhills WMA consists of 5,212 acres in southeastern Woods County.  The WMA lies on the north side of the Cimarron River between the towns of Cleo Springs and Waynoka.  The area is primarily rolling sandhills with around 1,500 acres of river bottom.

The sandhills are dominated by mixed grass prairie interspersed with sagebrush, eastern red cedar, sand plums, hackberry, chittamwood, and soapberry.  The river bottom is primarily native rangeland with scattered cottonwoods, sand plum, eastern red cedar and other patches of woody species.

Driving directions

From Waynoka - Turn off Hwy 281 east onto Ash Street (CR 300) and stay on blacktop for 18 miles to road N450, turn south 4.8 miles.

From Aline - 11 miles west on Aline blacktop to road N450, turn south 4.8 miles


Game Species of Interest

Quail – Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers

Pheasant – Present but in low numbers

Deer – Whitetailed deer are present in fair to good numbers

Turkey – Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in fair numbers

Rabbit – Cottontails are present in fair numbers, jackrabbits low numbers

Furbearers – Coyote, bobcat, raccoon are available

Dove – Mourning dove are present in fair numbers

Waterfowl – Duck and goose hunting is limited to the Cimarron River


Description of Wildlife Management practices

Planned management activities will focus on prescribed burning, prescribed grazing, and mechanical control of eastern red cedar.  There are also plans to improve 7 solar water wells for wildlife water.  There are no agricultural fields or food plots on the area.

Camping and Facilities

A designated primitive camping area is available on the main road approximately 0.25 miles from the entrance to the WMA.  Developed campgrounds with RV hookups are available at Little Sahara State Park south of Waynoka.

Fishing opportunities are limited to the Cimarron River.  There are no permanent ponds on the WMA capable of sustaining a reliable fishery.


Sandhills WMA Map (PDF)

For additional information and area attractions:

Little Sahara State Park




Waynoka Chamber of Commerce




Alva Chamber of Commerce




Fairview Chamber of Commerce