Birdwatching opportunities are available on five tracts at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. The Champion Lake Public Use Area offers the most variety. This 800 acre cypress tree studded lake and adjacent 4,600 acres of bottomland hardwood forest offers viewing (depending on time of the year) of at least a dozen species of waterfowl, Bald Eagle, Swallow-tailed Kite, Osprey, Wood Stork, Painted Bunting, Vermillion Flycatcher, Bluebird and numerous warbler species including the Prothonotary Warbler. A short levee trail is available (use dependent on flood levels) or you can bird with a small boat. Other tracts that offer birding opportunities include Butler Tract, Brierwood Tract, Page Tract, and McGuire tract.
View refuge bird species.
Except for a portable toilet at Champion Lake, there are no facilities available.
Please leave the area cleaner than when you arrived.