Refuge Visitor Center: Open from 9am to 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and will let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. Please note, the entrance gate is open from 6am to 6pm. Refuge Trails: Free of charge, seven days a week from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset, you can enjoy one of the many hiking trails available on the refuge. This is where you can enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, and photography. Enjoy your public lands! Special Events and Activities: The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities! Check out the Events Calendar and For Educator pages for fun things to do.
Directions: The refuge's Headquarters/Visitor Center is east of Houston. It is located on FM 563 approximately two miles south of I-10 (exit 810). See the maps section of this website for additional directions. The lat/long for the refuge headquarters is 29.822737, -94.663653. The address is 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514. For information on nearby lodging and businesses, contact the Chambers County Chamber of Commerce or the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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The mottled duck is an an indicator species for coastal marsh and wetland health. Biologists are concerned about the species due to its limited range and small population size. It is a management priority of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.