The refuge is a great place to visit with your family, friends or class. Hike the trails or ask your teacher to participate in the refuge's Environmental Education programs. Learn about bird adaptations, endangered species, wetlands, snakes, lizards and more. Ride the tram or walk through the tree canopy on a rope bridge. Check out the Events Calendar and activities for fun things to do year-round.
Let's Go Outside
Visit Let's Go Outside for cool, fun outdoor things you can do on your own, with your friends, classroom or family! Enjoy the 'Book of Stuff,' which has everything from from scavenger hunts to matching animal tracks to creating a nature collage. Learn how to play Car Bingo and become a Wildlife Watch Explorer. You'll find these fun nature-related projects and a lot more!
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The ocelot is a small, spotted cat with a long tail. Visitors often confuse this wild cat with another commonly seen on the refuge -- the bobcat. The ocelot's range in the United States used to extend from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. Today, it is only found in the most southern tip of Texas where it is highly endangered due to loss of habitat.