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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac
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The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas, west of the town of High Island, Texas. It borders East Bay, part of the Galveston Bay complex, behind Bolivar Peninsula at the Gulf of Mexico.Established in 1963, this wildlife refuge is located on the upper Texas Coast in Chambers County. The refuge protects approximately 34000acre of coastal marsh and prairies. The refuge offers opportunities for fishing, waterfowl hunting, paddling, and wildlife viewing. A large network of volunteers contributes thousands of hours in support of the refuge.In the winter, the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge hosts large concentrations of waterfowl making it a popular site for public hunting.Other signature species are American alligator, bobcat, yellow rail, and purple gallinule.Birdwatchers find the refuge an excellent place to observe neotropical migrants in the spring and fall. Other species sought by birdwatchers include American bittern, seaside sparrow, fulvous whistling-duck, and black rail.
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  • Saw the sign for this while driving along I-10 and visited only the Visitor Center, but this is worth a visit in its own right even if (like us) you don't have time to tour the NWR. Clean restrooms an...  more »
  • Went here on the way back from the beach. Nice place to drive around and take in the views of the scenery and wildlife around. There are places to park up so you can walk on the various trails. Big pl...  more »
  • I visited late October and found the refuge abundant with all kinds of ducks, heron, egrets, hawks, butterflies, wildflowers and alligators. I walked the 2 1/2 mile loop around the pond on the main pr...  more »
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  • It took forever to find this place; the GPS directions on Google Maps were not perfect. However, it was worth the drive. We saw so many different kinds of birds and the scenery was filled with many tones of green. It was beautiful and peaceful.
  • Awesome recreational area. Fishing, crabbing, kayaking, bird watching can all be enjoyed here. Keep an eye out for alligators in the warmer months, stay away from young and nests and they won't bother you.
  • A nice couple runs the nature store and the preserve is nice and quiet. A good place to get away from it all because there ain't nothing there.
  • A place where so many different people can enjoy nature.
  • We got pulled over on the beach trying to go around the cop parked on the road. He purposely did that. For a girl with a law enforcement family, he put a bad taste in my mouth. Will not go back. I rather go to the lake any day.