Rita Blanca National Grasslands Description and Directions

Map for Rita Blanca National Grasslands

The Area contains 77,463 acres in the extreme northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle in Dallam County. The Area is part of the National Forest System. Through agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, a limited number of buck antelope permits are distributed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the public through the public hunts drawing program. Drawn hunters are not charged a permit fee and may camp overnight on the area in Thompson Grove Picnic Area if they so desire. There are no water or electrical facilities available in the picnic area. Commercial lodging is available in Dalhart and Texline. No standby permits are available for pronghorn antelope hunts. For additional information, contact the Forest Service office in Clayton, New Mexico (505/374-9652).