Refuge Headquarters & Discovery Center:The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges.The Refuge Headquarters, located off of FM 2004, is where the business of the refuge is conducted. Refuge brochures and information, as well as access to the Otter Slough boardwalk, are available at the headquarters.
The Discovery Center, home for the Discovery Environmental Education Program, is located within the refuge's Big Slough Recreation Area. This is where you can pick up helpful information on all of three refuges, including maps, brochures and details on where wildlife is being seen. This is also where you can learn more about the habitat found on the Brazoria Refuge. Restroom facilities are available here for the public. Enjoy the Brazoria Refuge:The refuge is open 365 days a year during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) and no entrance fee is required. Enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, hunting, fishing and wildlife photography. Special Events and Activities:The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities! Check out the Events Calendar for fun things to do. Directions:Big Slough: From the intersection of Highway 288 and FM 523 in Angleton, take FM 523 to FM 2004 intersection. Continue on 523 for 5.5 miles to County Road 227. Turn left on CR 227 and proceed 1.7 miles to the refuge entrance. Big Slough Recreation Area is located at 2022 County Road 227, Freeport, Texas, 77541. It is an additional three miles beyond the entrance gate, which automatically locks at sunset. Brazoria Refuge office: The refuge office is located five miles northeast of the intersection of FM 523 and FM 2004 on FM 2004. The lat/long for the field office is 29°08’43.53, 95°17’31.99The lat/long for the Big Slough Recreation Area and Discovery Center is 29.065548,-95.318683Helpful InformationBrazosport Chamber of CommerceBrazoria Refuge Fact Sheet
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Incoming tides of this coastal refuge combine life-giving nourishment from the Gulf with fresh river waters to create one of the most biologically rich environments in Texas. Because of its importance to birds, the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and its companion refuges, San Bernard and Big Boggy, were designated an Internationally Significant Shorebird Site by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.