Lexington Wildlife Management Area
By: Rex Umber, Senior Biologist at Lexington WMA. Phone: (405) 527-6476.
Area Description: The Lexington Wildlife Management Area is 9,512 acres located off Highway 77 five miles south and six miles east of Noble, Oklahoma in Cleveland County. Post oak-blackjack, also called crosstimbers habitat, and native grasses overlay Lexington WMA. Many common game and nongame species are found on this central Oklahoma area.
The primary water sources for Lexington WMA are Big Buckhead and Little Buckhead Creeks on the west end and Pond Creek in the east. There are about 30 ponds of various sizes located throughout the area. Lake Dahlgren, which covers 26 surface acres, is managed by Fish Division for public angling.
WMA Driving Directions:
From Lexington: 5 miles north on U.S. Hwy 77, 5½ miles east on Slaughterville Rd.
From Noble: 5 miles south on U.S. Hwy 77, 5½ miles east on Slaughterville Rd.
Game Species of Interest:
Quail: Bobwhite quail are present but are highly sought after.
Deer: White-tailed deer inhabit the area but are highly sought after.
Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present, but are highly sought after.
Rabbit: Cottontails are present in good numbers.
Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, raccoon, and other furbearers are available.
Dove: Local doves are present, but usually are not concentrated in large numbers.
Waterfowl: Some ducks utilize the area ponds.
Squirrel: Fox squirrel are present in good numbers.
Nongame Species of Interest:
Most species of birds, reptiles, and amphibians common to this portion of Oklahoma are present.
Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Prescribed fire, strip discing and wildlife food plots are utilized to increase vegetation diversity to enhance wildlife habitat.
Camping and Facilities:
Primitive camping is available near the main entrance. A shooting range is located on the management area.
Opportunities exist at Dahlgren Lake and several small ponds located on the management area for channel catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish.
Lexington WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)
Lexington WMA Map interactive map with aerial photography available.
For additional information and area attractions:
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409
Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau