The Taylor Lakes Unit is located in the rolling plains of the Panhandle in north Texas, Donley County, near Clarendon. Clarendon was one of the first settlements in the area. The WMA was part of a family farm and purchased by Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1993 to preserve and provide the playa lakes wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.
The existing low-level lakes provide good conditions for plant growth. Habitat conditions at this WMA provide a place for waterfowl as well as the upland game. Throughout the year the Area is an excellent location for observing North American birds in a rich native environment.