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Refuge Tract Directions

Butterfly speciesThe following are directions and GPS coordinates for Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge tracts that are open to the public.

Boar’s Den Unit (30.277359, -94.795578)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 and Hwy 105 (Moss Hill):
Head west 4.0 miles on Hwy 105 to the east side of the Trinity River Bridge. Immediately before reaching the bridge, exit north along the gravel road that runs alongside the bridge.
Park in the area along the gravel road. DO NOT park on wooden bridge or block gate.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east 12.6 miles on Hwy 105 to the East side of the Trinity River Bridge.
Right as you pass the bridge you will need to turn north (hard left) like you are going under the bridge.
Park in the area along the gravel road. DO NOT park on wooden bridge or block gate.

Brierwood Unit (30.277359, -94.795578)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 & Hwy 105 (Moss Hill):
Head west 6.5 miles on Hwy 105 to CR 2305 (across from the Preserve of Texas)
Head south (turn left) on CR 2305 for .3 miles to CR 2306
Head east (turn left) on CR 2306 for 2.0 miles to the parking area
When you reach the end of the road you have arrived at the Brierwood Parking area.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east 10.2 miles on Hwy 105 to CR 2305 (across from the Preserve of Texas)
Head south (turn right) on CR 2305 for .3 miles to CR 2306
Head east (turn left) on CR 2306 for 2.0 miles to the parking area
When you reach the end of the road you have arrived at the Brierwood Parking area.

Butler Unit (30.346991, -94.895746)
From the Intersection of Hwy 105 & Hwy 146 (Moss Hill):
Head west on Hwy 105 for 14 miles to 4 way stop (FM 2518)
Head north (turn right) on FM 2518 for 0.2 miles to CR 2252 (Davis Hill RD)
Head east (turn right) on CR 2252 (Davis Hill RD) for 3.2 miles to CR 2185
Head north (turn left) on CR 2185 (Tram RD) for 1.6 miles to CR 2187 (Bazzoon RD)
Head east (turn right) on CR 2187 for 0.6 miles to the Butler area parking site
The parking area is on the right side of the road at the end of CR 2187
(For further information type CR-2187 in a map search engine)

From the Intersection of Hwy 321 & Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east on Hwy 105 for 2.8 miles to 4 way stop (FM 2518)
Head north (turn left) on FM 2518 for 0.2 miles to CR 2252 (Davis Hill RD)
Head east (turn right) on CR 2252 (Davis Hill RD) for 3.2 miles to CR 2185
Head north (turn left) on CR 2185 (Tram RD) for 1.6 miles to CR 2187 (Bazzoon RD)
Head east (turn right) on CR 2187 for 0.6 miles to the Butler area parking site
The parking area is on the right side of the road at the end of CR 2187

Champion Lake Public Use Area (29.921353, -94.799573)
From Houston: Take I-10 East, exit FM 3180, go North on 3180 (Eagle Dr) for 3 miles to FM 565, turn right on FM 565 and go 2.5 miles to FM 1409, turn left on FM 1409 for 3 miles to CR 417. Turn right on CR 417 for 1.8 miles to end at the road.

From Beaumont: Take I-10 West, exit FM 565, Old River / Winfree. Go north 2 miles to FM 1409. Turn right on FM 1409 for another 3 miles to CR 417. Turn right on CR 417 for 1.8 miles to the end of the road.

From Hwy 90 in Dayton: Take FM 1409 south 10.5 miles to CR 417. Turn left on CR 417 for 1.8 miles to the end of the road.
* Be sure to obey the 20 MPH speed limit signs while driving on CR 417.

Hirsch Unit (30.219785, -94.793946)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 Bypass and Hwy 146 (near Walmart) in Liberty:
Head northeast on Hwy 146 for 1.2 miles. Turn left on to FM 1011 and follow for 5.4 miles. Turn left (west) onto FM 834/FM1011 and continue for 1.9 miles. Veer left and continue onto CR 2095 for 1.3 miles. At the stop sign turn left onto CR 2096 and follow for 1.6 miles. Turn right (north) onto CR 2503 and follow for 0.4 miles to the parking lot at the end. Park in the parking lot.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east 16.7 miles on Hwy 105 to the intersection of Hwy 105 and HWY 146. Turn south (turn right) onto Hwy 146. Head south 1.9 miles on Hwy 146 to CR 2097. Slight right at CR 2097 and continue for 0.7 miles. Continue onto CR 2094 for 0.5 miles. Turn right at CR 2096 and continue for 2.5 miles. Turn right at CR 2503 and follow for 0.4 miles until you reach the end of the road. Park in parking lot.

McGuire Unit (30.176212, -94.788238)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 Bypass and Hwy 146 (near Walmart) in Liberty:
Head north on Hwy 146 for 1.2 miles.
Turn left (west) onto FM 1011 and go 5.4 miles until you reach a stop sign.
Turn left (north) onto FM 834 and go 0.1 miles.
Turn left (west) again onto FM 834 and go 1.2 miles.
Turn right (north) onto CR 2087 and go 0.5 miles.
Curve right (north) to stay on CR 2087 and go another 0.5 miles.
The entrance to the Refuge will be on the left.
Look for Refuge sign on left side of road.
Turn (left) west on dirt/rock road for .1 miles to parking area.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east on Hwy 105 for 16.7 miles to Moss Hill.
At the intersection of Hwy 105 and Hwy 146 turn right (south) onto Hwy 146.
Follow Hwy 146 for 6.2 miles until you reach the stop light at the intersection of Hwy 146 and FM 834.
Turn right (west) onto FM 834 and follow for 1.6 miles.
Turn left onto FM 834 (west) and go 1.2 miles.
Take the first right (north) and turn onto CR 2087 and go 0.5 miles.
Curve right (north) to stay on CR 2087 and go another 0.5 miles.
The entrance to the Refuge will be on the left.
Look for Refuge sign on left side of road.
Turn left (west) on dirt/rock road for .1 miles to parking area.

Page Unit (30.27293, -94.801737)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 and Hwy 105 (Moss Hill):
Head west 4.4 miles on Hwy 105 to the west side of the Trinity River Bridge.
As soon as you cross the bridge coming from Moss Hill you will need to turn south (hard left) like you are going under the bridge.
Go about 0.1 miles and turn right down a dirt-road (not the beach access road) for .5 miles to the parking area.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east 12.4 miles on Hwy 105 to the west side of the Trinity River Bridge.
Right as you get to the bridge coming from Cleveland you will need to turn south (hard right) as if you are going under the bridge.
Go about 0.1 miles and turn right down a dirt-road (not the beach access road) for .5 miles to the parking area.

Silver Lake Unit (30.351361, -94.760091)
From the intersection of Hwy 146 and Hwy 105 (Moss Hill):
Head north on HWY 146 and drive 7.2 miles.
Turn west (left) at County Road 2115, also known as Nixon-Smith Road.
Stay left and proceed approximately 0.3 miles and park in the parking area on the right.

From the intersection of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105 (south of Cleveland):
Head east 16.7 miles on Hwy 105 to intersection of HWY 105 and HWY 146.
Turn north (left) and drive 7.2 miles.
Turn west (left) at County Road 2115, also known as Nixon-Smith Road. Stay left and proceed approximately 0.3 miles and park in the parking area on the right.

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2013
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