There's no wi-fi but you'll find a great connection with Mother Nature

These wetlands are home to some of the best hunting and birdwatching in the state. Come take your favorite hobby to new flights!

Rare Birds You Will Find Here

  • White-Faced Ibis
  • Bald Eagles
  • Northern Shovelers
  • Gadwalls
  • Green-Winged Teals
  • Blue-Winged Teals
  • Mallards
  • Harrier Hawks
  • Pintails
  • Wood Storks
  • Roseate Spoonbills
  • Green Egrets
  • Great Blue Herons
  • American Coots

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Activities at the George W. Shannon Wetlands

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George W. Shannon Wetlands Rules

Rules are established and enforced by Texas Parks and Wildlife, click here to learn more

Want to Host an Event?

The George W. Shannon Wetlands are a great place to host charity walks, 5Ks, adventure runs, triathlons and more. Interested in hosting an event? A special operating permit is required for any commercial activity or event on TRWD property.

George W. Shannon Wetlands

TRWD’s George W. Shannon Wetlands are home to Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Hunters travel to Richland Creek WMA from all over the region to experience some of the best duck hunting in the state.

But it doesn’t stop with duck hunting, Richland Creek WMA is also home to some of the best bird watching in Texas. Birders flock (pardon the pun, we had to) from far and wide to see migrating and wintering waterfowl, wading birds and shore birds. While the bird counts vary throughout the year, it has been reported that they have soared as high as 30,000 and Richland Creek WMA boasts 240 identified species (that’s 20 more than anywhere else in the state).

Wetlands Location

1670 FM 488

Streetman, TX 75859

Wetlands Hours

Texas Parks and Wildlife is in charge of managing the Richland Creek WMA and determines when it is open to the public.

Wetlands Contacts

Texas Parks and Wildlife at Richland Creek WMA:

(903) 389-7080

In Case of Emergency: