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Wharton
Region
Gulf Coast
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D.R. Wintermann Wildlife Management Area
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D.R. Wintermann Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 246 acre Wildlife Management Area was a former rice farm. A section of the WMA was used to develop a wetlands area using water from the Colorado River. The land is flat coastal prairie and is used as a laboratory for students and land owners to observe wetlands management. Wildlife consists of winter migratory waterfowl including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, a variety of geese, teal, doves, ducks, and a variety of ibis, Neotropical migrants and many other birds. The site is good for viewing these birds and for viewing alligators. Amenities include a creek, a hiking trail, and a viewing platform overlooking the lake. Access is limited; contact the WMA for details. The WMA is located 15 miles northwest of Wharton off FM 102 near Egypt and has limited access. Contact Area manager for additional information.
 
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