Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Sherman

4.6
#72 of 105 in Wildlife in Texas
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife, lies in northwestern Grayson County, Texas, on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma, on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. This National Wildlife Refuge is made up of water, marsh, and upland habitat. Visitors can hike, observe wildlife, hunt, and fish throughout the year.The main focus at HNWR is providing a winter home for thousands of waterfowl. The Canada goose is the predominant species; the population of this species can exceed 7,500 during fall, winter and spring. Other species include the greater white-fronted and snow goose, with a scattering of the smaller Ross's goose.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The perfect place to get away. Lots of geese and ducks to see in the fall and winter. The visitors center has interactive treats for children and the butterfly garden is amazing.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Had a personal tour of the place seen lots of different birds from all over the kids loved it so much easier then the zoo, the staff are super nice can't wait till the weather cools off so we can see ...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    My wife and I traveled here in March and were thoroughly amazed by the sheer number of birds on the refuge. This NWR is located in north central Texas near the town of Sherman. This is a very dry area...  more »
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  • October 7, 2017
    You want to visit this out of the way park! When you do take the drive all the way to the end of the park and then do the Ponds Trail hike. Also stop into the visitor center a. The volunteers who work here are very knowledgeable and eager to give you a bird or insect book to look up the wildlife that you find on your visit.
  • October 7, 2017
    One our favorite places to visit!! Love all the wildlife & landscape! The Visitor Center is Fantastic!! And the Butterfly garden is breathtaking!
  • July 22, 2017
    Very good wildlife habitat but focuses on migratory birds. Covered in wildlife around the beginning of November. Study to find best time to go. Three photo blinds and good trails.
  • July 22, 2017
    Easy drive. Good roads. The Center was modern. Well staffed. Rooms were air-conditioned. Enjoyable visit.
  • May 7, 2017
    I live near the Refuge and hike/explore it often. My two retrievers love it. The water's edge at Lake Texoma is easy access at several points. The historical Red River forms the lake behind the Dennison Dam. The Refuge management has maintained several walking paths of varying lengths up two 3 miles and more. Occasional flooding occurs when heavy rains blanket the huge watershed. The flood levels and water backups are amazing. The power of water never ceases to amaze me. To see any wildlife other than migratory bird flocks, you have to walk the trails at sunset when the fauna become active. There is just enough car traffic during the day to keep the animals bashful. Learn your animal poop and paw prints. By these you will know them.

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