Recreation potential of the wildlife management areas of Texas



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Texas Tech University


In 1965 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department published its first comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. This initial step toward a well-rounded system of recreation facilities was an important starting point toward future development. Even a cursory examination of this document revealed that facilities which existed in the state were not sufficient to carry future demands for recreation and were in some respects insufficient for demands at that time. Few will argue that new and different facilities are necessary, but-—the costs of developing such are the greatest barriers to improved service to the citizens of the state. In order to explore and improve all aspects of our recreation development, it may be necessary to reevaluate our existing facilities for possible new uses.



Recreation areas, Wildlife refuges, Parks