Lexington WMA

Lexington WMA, photo by Darrin Hill


Game Warden (County):
(405) 850-9757(Cleveland)
(405) 323-7863(Cleveland)

Area Acres
9,512 ac.
Area Non-Ambulatory Acres
1,274.61 ac.

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 cross timbers 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.

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.

  • 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 Birds 
  • Reptiles & Amphibians 

Prescribed fire, strip discing and wildlife food plots are utilized to increase vegetation diversity to enhance wildlife habitat. 

Primitive camping is available near the main entrance. A shooting range is located on the management area.

Range Coordinates: 35° 2'42.27"N 97°10'39.48"W

Driving Directions: From Purcell, travel east out of town on US-77 N towards Lexington for 1 mile. Continue straight onto OK-39 E/ Broadway St through Lexington for 9.4 miles. Travel north on 180th St for 2 miles. The entrance to the rifle range will be on your left.

Opportunities exist at Dahlgren Lake and several small ponds located on the management area for channel catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish.

Watch Dahlgren Lake on YouTube.

Area closed to all activities (except shooting range) for controlled deer hunts Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 16-17, 2022.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Archery

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Snipe, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel, Quail, Woodcock, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only.​​​

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from Oct. 1 - Feb. 15. However, fishing and angler camping is permitted at Lake Dahlgren.

Lake Dahlgren is closed to all activities during controlled hunts.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

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