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Visitor Activities


Come out and enjoy the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge!

  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails

    The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge has thousands of acres open to the public. There is a lot to see and enjoy on the many trails offered on this diverse landscape.

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  • Kayak Tours

    Kayak the amazing Lower Laguna Madre, one of five hypersaline lagoons in the world. With an average depth of three feet, the Laguna's warm waters offer a great opportunity for families, adventure seekers, water lovers or anyone with an interest in wildlife.

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  • Bayside Tram Tour

    Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge's tram tour explores the 15-mile Bayside Wildlife Drive. The tram is an open-air vehicle and winds along the coast. The tour includes one stop along the way with a short walk up to an observation deck overlooking the lower Laguna Madre. 

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  • Hunting

    Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that is recognized as a healthy, traditional pastime deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife, their behavior and habitat needs.

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  • Fishing

    The refuge offers several different locations for the public to enjoy great fishing! Try your luck in the surf on South Padre Island or fish the channels on the Bahia Grande Unit. 

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  • Special Events

    The refuge hosts or participates in special events throughout the year that are fun for all ages, including the Ocelot Conservation Festival and many other fun events.

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Page Photo Credits — Black-necked stilt / Steve Sinclair ©
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014
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