Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area:
The 27,034 acre Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area offers hunting (proper Texas permits, stamps, license required) and camping. Campers may camp in the Moore Plantation area except during the hunting seasons. During the hunting seasons all camping in the Moore Plantation is restricted to two camps. Maps of these campsites are posted in the Management Area. Portable deer stands may be used but may not be left unattended for more than 72 hours. Motor vehicles are restricted to designated roads and all terrain vehicles are not allowed except when used by qualified disabled persons. NOTE: See Wildlife Management Area Regulations
Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area begins about 2 miles East of Pineland Texas along Highway 2426 and extends to Highway 87 South of Hemphill, Texas. Click on Moore WMA Map for enlargement
Indian Mounds Wilderness Area
The Indian Mounds Wilderness Area, located east of Hemphill, TX, is in the Yellowpine District; the 12,369 acre area is south of Hwy. 83 and northeast of FM 944. The boundaries are identified by silver and black signs. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the area: hike, hunt, camp, etc., however, the Wilderness Act prohibits the use of any mechanized equipment (i.e., vehicles, chainsaws, 3 or 4 wheelers). Several roads are open which allow access through the area: FM 3382, FS Road 115 and County Road SAB 28.
DIRECTIONS: From Hemphill follow Highway 83 east for 3.5 miles to designated wilderness parking area.
Indian Mounds is comprised of 12,369 acres. Indian Mounds is the home of 4 championship trees; a National Co-Champion Little-hip Hawthorn and 3 State Champions: a Flatwoods Plum, Florida Sugar Maple, and an Eastern Hop-Hornbeam. The area also contains the largest White Oak and Black Cherry in the National Forests in Texas. Here survives the largest expanse of American Beech / Southern Magnolia remaining in the world.