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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • The information and visitor's center of this great attraction is located just south of 1-10 between Lake Charles and Houston. There are a number of wildlife exhibits including freshwater marshes, the ...  read more »
  • Saturday morning. I was the only person there. The boardwalk is very easy to navigate and takes you practically to the water's edge. It's great to walk through the swampy areas. And it's free. 
  • We got off the ferry from Galveston and decided to find this park. Long drive but was fun. Stopped and went into the information center very friendly people provided us with directions on what to see ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Nice to bird watch and see nature at its finest. Very peaceful drive.
  • Good place to visit. Much better than the mainland.
  • It's been years since I was there, but I loved the views.
  • This place is good for bird watching we spotted some migratory birds.