Red Slough Wildlife Management Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is a 5,814 acre wetland project designed to restore hydrology and re-establish bottomland hardwoods. It is cooperatively managed by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Project goals and objectives are to maximize diversity and offer outstanding recreational opportunities. Red Slough is a very popular recreational destination located in southeastern Oklahoma and is a premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area. For photo galleries and links to other information,

For information about the history of the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, recreation opportunities, rules and regulations, and directions to the site, click here.

At a Glance

Fees No fees
Permit Info: A special use permit is required to conduct guided hunts for a fee on any National Forest lands. Permits can be obtained by applying at the district office nearest the area where you plan to conduct guided hunts. No other special permits are required for recreational activities within Red Slough.
Best Season: Spring through Fall
Busiest Season: Spring and Summer
Restrictions:   The entire Red Slough WMA is closed to motorized vehicles, including cars, trucks, and 4-wheelers. Camping is not allowed anywhere on these areas.  Valid State of Oklahoma hunting and fishing licenses and their necessary stamps/tags are required for these activities.
Closest Towns: Idabel, Oklahoma
Operated By: Oklahoma Ranger District (580) 494-6402



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