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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Rio Hondo

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is located in Rio Hondo. Use our Rio Hondo vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Rio Hondo.
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  • When we went there was no tram to take so we walked around parts of the park. It looks like you used to be able to drive around but now the roads are closed. There are still the Speed limit signs up b...  read more »
  • We took the tour on the tram and stopped a few times to walk around and see wildlife and birds close-up. Our guide was amazing and knew the birds even from a distance. She also had answers to most of ...  read more »
  • We only got to spend a couple of hours at Laguna Atascosa NWR. Since the auto drive was closed (sadly) we walked the trails near the visitor center. The staff was so helpful and friendly. We got to se...  read more »
  • Hidden secret for SPI visitors. Take a day to go out and explore there. Staff is very friendly and informative. Great place for birders and to catch a glimpse at a wild cat.
  • Well kept trails/roads/restrooms. Staff is knowledgeable and nice. Kayak and night tours are the bee's knees!
  • fun day, but pretty much self service. prior reviews about rough roads and 4WD being mandatory are confirmed.
  • Yes people, the roads aren't great, but this park is worth a few bumps. The effort will score you some amazing bird sightings, give you the opportunity to enjoy the hiking and biking trails, and give you a chance to take advantage of a great 3 hour tram ride. Special Tram Rider Info: This tram traverses all the parks eco-systems and you don't have to walk! If possible take the morning tram trip, you're more likely to score wildlife sightings: Nilgai Antelopes anyone? Our recent tram tour was hosted by two very knowledgeable park employees: Bob and Ranger Daniel. Armed with a scope and some very cool stories, these two made this trip perfect!.
  • Went there on a field trip. It was amazing. MANY species to look at and appreciate. Good company makes the trip better. Thank you for hosting us. Your faculty members were ver helpful in everything.
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