Visitor Activities

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Come out and enjoy Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge!

  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails

    The refuge's Shoveler Pond Auto-Tour loop, moist soil units and Skillern Tract are just a few of the places on the refuge where the wildlife watching is spectacular.  Excellent views of alligators and and opportunities to see any of the six rail species.  Boardwalks and overlooks provide great vantage points so bring your camera and your binoculars because you won't want to miss this!

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  • Fishing & Boating

    Enjoy excellent wade fishing on the refuge's shoreline.  Three fishing piers provide excellent opportunities to enjoy freshwater fishing as well.  

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  • Hunting

    Some of the best waterfowl hunting opportunities in Southeast Texas are available seasonally on Anahuac NWR. Blue and green-winged teal, mottled duck, gadwall, pintail and shoveler are a few of the species hunted among the different hunt units. 

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  • Interpretation

    Guided walks and talks provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to wildlife.  From self-guided walks to ranger-led programs, many national wildlife refuges help visitors learn more about the wildlife and habitat behind the landscapes. Contact the refuge park ranger or visit our Events Calendar to find out about the programs being offered. 

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  • Environmental Education

    One of the most important roles of a national wildlife refuges is that of an outdoor classroom.  On refuges, you can learn about wildlife, wildlife conservation and the efforts to protect these amazing natural resources.  To learn more about the environmental education programs offered at the refuge, contact the environmental education program coordinator to learn about availability and reservation policies.  Refuges are wild places and we want to teach you more about them!

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  • Wildlife Photography

    Nearly 12 million people visit outdoor areas each year to photograph wildlife and national wildlife refuges naturally are at the top of the list.  Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge provides excellent opportunities to capture images of alligators, waterfowl, warblers and many other species that call the refuge home.