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Rules and Regulations

There are a lot of fun, interesting and educational opportunities on the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Keep in mind, the refuge is managed for the benefit of wildlife. Please check with refuge staff before participating in an activity that is not wildlife related or could harm you or the environment. Be safe and have fun!

  • Visitors are encouraged to register each day at the Visitor Information Station.
  • Public use areas are open from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset daily.  Access to East Bay and the two refuge boat ramps is provided 24 hours a day along designated roads.
  • Visitors must stay on designated roads and trails.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.
  • Observe speed limits and watch for wildlife crossing roadways.
  • Collection of plants or animals, and feeding or disturbing wildlife is prohibited.
  • Campfires, fireworks and recordings to attract wildlife are prohibited.
  • Overnight stays to facilitate night-time fishing are permitted along bayshore pulloffs on Frozen Point Road and the East Bay boat ramp parking area only.  No facilities or hook-ups are available.
  • Bicycles are permitted on gravel roads only.
  • All-terrain vehicles, airboats and personal watercraft (wave-runners) are prohibited.
  • All boat motors greater than 25 HP and with more than a 9inch propeller, are prohibited.  
For your Safety and Comfort 
  • Please be aware that snakes, fire ants, alligators and mosquitoes all make their home here on the refuge.
  • Do not feed or approach alligators and other wildlife.
  • Restrooms are located at the main entrance near the Visitor Information Station and on the southern end of the Skillern Tract.
  • There is no drinking water available on the refuge.  Please come prepared.
  • Be safe and have fun! 
For more information please call the refuge: (409) 267-3337
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013
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