National Wildlife Refuge System

LAGUNA ATASCOSA
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

22817 Ocelot Road
Los Fresnos, TX, 78566
Phone: 956-748-3607
E-mail: Marion_Mason@fws.gov

BAYSIDE DRIVE

Trail Information

  • Length: 14.2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel + paved

Special Features

  • Pedestrians, bicycles, Refuge vehicles
    Private vehicles in late 2016
  • Coastal prairies, thornscrub, wetlands
  • Plover Point Boardwalk with views of Laguna Madre
  • Restroom at Redhead Ridge parking area
  • Aplomado falcons, deer, coyotes, tortoise, osprey, heron, spoonbills, caracara, hawk, antelope
  • Guided tours

BOBCAT ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




CENTERLINE ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 6.1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




COUNTY ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 5.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Primary access to northern area trails
  • Thornscrub, savanna, prairie, former farms




EVA THOMPSON ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




FIDDLER'S GREEN TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





FIDDLEWOOD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.18 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Crushed gravel

Special Features

  • Laguna Atascosa Unit
  • Shaded gazebo
  • Across parking lot from visitor center
  • Native thornscrub plants, butterflies, birds


GATOR POND ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3.3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt + paved

Special Features

  • White tailed hawks, aplomado falcons
  • Follows shoreline of Laguna Atasocosa Lake
  • Viewing platform on Alligator Pond
  • Dirt trail through prairie after paved section


GIANT PALM ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





HORSE ISLAND ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3.7 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




IBIS LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.4 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





ISLAND FIELDS ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Administrative road

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





KIDNEY POND ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Passes small pond with alligator
  • Pedestrians and bicycles




KISKADEE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Concrete

Special Features

  • In wet years, the pond may harbor an alligator
  • Laguna Atascosa Unit
  • Great kiskadees, warblers, green jays in treetops



LAKESIDE DRIVE

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Paved and gravel

Special Features

  • Pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles
  • Osprey Overlook with covered kiosk




LAST GATE ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




LUTTES CAMP ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




MESQUITE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Laguna
  • Figure - eight loop trail
  • Grassy savannas, two small ponds
  • Historic family cemetery


METALMARK BUTTERFLY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Cement

Special Features

  • Laguna Atascosa Unit
    Circles visitor center
  • Photo blind with water feature and bird feeding area




MORANCO BLANCO TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.68 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Begins 1 mi south of Redhead Ridge Overlook
  • Excellent view of Laguna Madre




MUD ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





NEWT POND ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




NILGAI ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.14 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





NORTH POINT ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




PRAIRIE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 4.1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel + dirt

Special Features

  • On FM106 west of San Roman Rd
  • Parking area
  • Coastal prairie, thornscrub, ponds in wet years
  • Views of Cayo Atascosa
  • See American alligators
  • Pedestrians and bicycles

SCUM POND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.9 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





SOUTH BOUNDARY RD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles





THREE THANKS ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • North of Lakeside Drive




WEST LAKE ROAD TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 12.3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel + dirt

Special Features

  • Pedestrians and bicycles
  • Exceptionally scenic
  • Coastal prairie, freshwater wetlands, brush lomas
  • Access to Coyote Loop


Last updated: October 28, 2010