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Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area
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Angelina-Neches/Dam B WMA Information:
This 12,636 acre Wildlife Management Area is located at the fork of the Angelina and Neches Rivers, and on the B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, approximately 12 miles north of Jasper, Texas. The WMA is located adjacent to the Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Approximately 7,000 acres of the WMA is reservoir. Habitat includes hardwood bottomland (mature water oak, cypress, sweet gum, and red oak trees), river floodplains, and upland sites which feature loblolly and shortleaf pine. The dam was originally built to support rice farming, but now is important for flood control of the surrounding areas. Hunting, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing are favored activities. Bring your own drinking water and insect repellant. Bicyclists are permitted to use the hiking trail. Touring bikes are recommended. Brochures are available at trailhead kiosks. There are no restroom facilities. Permits are not needed for fishing. Prominent fish species include crappie, gaspergoos, and blue, flathead and channel catfish. The WMA is not ADA compliant. Take U.S. 59 North to Livingston. Go east on U.S. 190 for 50 miles to the entrance to Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Obtain more information on the WMA from the park's Walnut Ridge Unit, or from the park headquarters at the Hen House Ridge Unit. 
WMA and B.A. Steinhagen Lake Map 
Angelina-Neches Dam WMA Hunting Map
 
Angelina-Neches/Dam B WMA Primitive Campsites on Angelina and Neches Rivers:
These sites are available on the Angelina and Neches Rivers at the north end of the project in the Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area. The campsites consist are cleared designated campsite on the river bank. Campsites may have a picnic table, a fire ring, and a lantern post. Click on the above link to determine the amenities available at each individual campsite. Access is by boat only. The primary boat launch site is the Bevilport boat ramp on the Angelina River. The campsites are free but a permit must be obtained up to six weeks in advance and up for 7 days at a time. Call the Town Bluff Project Office at (409) 429-3188.  Angelina-Neches/Dam B WMA Primitive Campsites Map  
 
Neches River: 
The Neches River rises just east of Colfax in eastern Van Zandt County; it flows southeast for 416 miles to its mouth in Sabine Lake on the northern edge of Port Arthur, Texas. Except for a few miles near its head, the Neches serves as a boundary system for its entire length, forming the county lines between a several Texas counties. Reservoirs on the river include Lake Palestine, Lake B.A. Steinhagen near Town Bluff, and the small Rhine Lake located north of Palestine. Major tributaries include the Angelina River, which drains one-third of the basin area, Bayou La Nana, Ayish Bayou, Pine Island Bayou, Village Creek, Kickapoo Creek, and Flat Creek. Towns located along the river include Tyler, Beaumont, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Groves, Port Neches and Nederland.  Fish Stocking History
 
Angelina River: 
The Angelina River is located in the East Texas Pineywoods Region. The lake is formed by the junction of Barnhardt and Shawnee creeks three miles northwest of Laneville in southwest central Rusk County. The river flows southeast for 110 miles, forming the boundaries between Cherokee and Nacogdoches, Angelina and Nacogdoches, and Angelina and San Augustine counties. It empties into the Neches River twelve miles north of Jasper in northwestern Jasper County. Lake Steinhagen is located on the Neches River. The Sam Rayburn Reservoir (formerly McGee Bend Reservoir) is located on the south end of the Angelina River. The stream was named for a Hasinai Indian girl whom Spanish missionaries called Angelina. The river was navigable from Ayish Bayou nearly to Nacogdoches in the 1840s and furnished a significant means of transportation to settlers. The earliest attempts at commercial navigation of the Angelina began in 1844 when Moses and Robert Patton, using a barge-like craft known as the Thomas J. Rusk, transported 192 bales of cotton from Pattonia Landing (located on the Angelina twelve miles southeast of Nacogdoches) by way of the Neches to Sabine Pass. The Patton brothers continued to operate their barge service for three years, hauling cotton and other produce downriver and returning with provisions and merchandise from Galveston and New Orleans. In 1847 they purchased a steamship, the Angelina, capable of hauling 350 to 400 bales of cotton and making the round trip to Sabine Pass in fifteen to twenty days. Several other steamboats plied the Angelina during the heyday of river traffic around the time of the Civil War. Towns on or near the river include Nacogdoches, Laneville, Rusk, Cushing, Alto, Wells, Douglass, Jasper, Bevilport, Lufkin, and others. The river flows on the edge of the Angelina National Forest, and just a few miles east of the Davy Crockett National Forest; the Sabine National Forest sits on the Texas-Louisiana Border a few miles east of the river.  Angelina & Neches River Authority  Fish Stocking History      
 
Lake B.A. Steinhagen Information:
This 10,687 surface acre lake is located in the Kirby State Forest in the Texas Pineywoods Region of East Texas. The lake was formerly known as Dam B. It was created by impounding the Neches River at a point located midway between Jasper and Woodville, Texas. The Town Bluff Dam was completed in 1989. The upper reaches of Steinhagen Lake are approximately 20 miles down the Angelina River from the Sam Rayburn Dam. The Angelina River empties into the Neches River 12 miles north of Jasper, Texas. There are no marinas or equestrian trails on the lake. Designated biking and hiking trails are located at Martin Dies Jr. State Park. The lake is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake headquarters is located at Bluff View Park. From Jasper drive 15 miles west on U.S. 90, then 5 miles south on FM 92.  Lake Location & Facilities Map TPWD Public Access Facilities Map  Current Lake Level  

Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area Directions:
Take U.S. 59 North to Livingston. Go east on U.S. 190 for 50 miles to the entrance to Martin Dies Jr. State Park.