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McFaddin
National Wildlife Refuge


A ribbon of water flows through a sea of prairie grasses.
P.O. Box 358
7950 S. Gulfway Dr.
Sabine Pass, TX   77655
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Phone Number: (409) 971-2909
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/mcfaddin/
Common scene at McFaddin NWR
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing
Red drum, flounder, alligator gar, blue catfish and blue crab are but a few of the species that draw many fishing and crabbing enthusiasts to the McFaddin and Texas Point NWRs. Whether you are fishing on Clam Lake or the intra-coastal or crabbing on Star Lake and at the headquarters, McFaddin and Texas Point offer excellent opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors. * On Texas Point, fishing is primarily by boat access.

Seven boat ramps provide access to inland lakes and waterways. Much of the water is very shallow and may only be navigable by canoe or shallow draft boats.

Hunting
Waterfowl hunting opportunities are available seasonally on both McFaddin and Texas Point NWR. Blue and green-winged teal, mottled ducks, gadwall, scaup and shoveler are a few of the species hunted among the 32 different hunt units.

Portions of the refuge are open to hunters free of charge. Elsewhere, for $10 a day, a combined 25,600 acres can be accessed by hunters on foot or by boat. There is also a spaced hunt area reserved for hunters with disabilities. For more information, detailed maps and the Refuge's required (free) permit, hunters should contact the refuge headquarters at 409-971-2909.

Wildlife Observation
A mile long cattle walk and primitive trail on Texas Point NWR provide foot access to the marsh. The same trail wanders through wooded areas crucial to many neo-tropical migrants that stop to refuel after having crossed the Gulf. Eight miles of interior roads on the McFaddin NWR provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and access to various boat ramps. Though only a 1/4 mile, the birding trail at the entrance of Texas Point NWR is a good place to see neotropical migrants.




Hours
Hours

McFaddin and Texas Point NWRs are open daily from sunrise until sunset. Special regulations are in effect during the waterfowl hunting season.

The office is open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Portable restroom facilities are provided at Ten-mile Cut, Star Lake, and at the refuge entrance. There is no drinking water on the refuge. There is no camping on the refuge.

 
 
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