Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it? Los Fresnos, Texas.

When was it established? 1946.

How big is it? 100,000 acres.

Why is it here? The refuge was originally established to protect waterfowl.

What can I do there? Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, birding, and other wildlife-dependent activities.

Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. Remember, refuges are for wildlife, including alligators and snakes.

Can I bring and release wildlife on the refuge? Releasing any animal (wildlife or unwanted pets) on the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is illegal and subject to a fine.