Refuge Field Office and Complex Office: The San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy Refuges.
The San Bernard Refuge field office, located off of County Road 306, is where the business of the refuge is conducted. It is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and federal holidays. Here, the public can pick up brochures, maps and information, as well as access the San Bernard Oak Trail. The public can also find information on San Bernard at the Texas Mid-coast Complex Office, located along FM 2611, which provides information on all three refuges. Restroom facilities are available at both offices for the public during business hours, Monday through Friday. Enjoy San Bernard 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 throughout the year! Check out the Events Calendar for fun things to do. Directions: Refuge Field Office: From Houston, take 288 south to Lake Jackson, take FM 2004 southwest for seven miles. FM 2004 turns into FM 2611 at Jones Creek. Take FM 2611 south four miles to FM 2918. Go one mile south on FM 2918 to CR 306, then west on CR 306 one and a quarter mile to the refuge field office San Bernard Refuge entrance: The refuge entrance is located 2.15 miles southwest of the intersection of FM 2918 and CR 306 on CR 306, or 0.85 miles past the refuge field office. Texas Mid-coast Complex Office: From Houston, take 288 south to Lake Jackson, take FM 2004 southwest for seven miles. FM 2004 turns into FM 2611 at Jones Creek. Take FM 2611 south 7.6 miles to CR 316. The office entrance is located off of CR 316 just west of the intersection.The lat/long for the field office office is 28.914062, -95.578354The lat/long for the refuge entrance is 29.059987, -95.268343
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