There are two maintained trails available for hiking and wildlife observations year round. The Cypress Creek Boardwalk trail begins outside the gates of the refuge office and the Observation Tower trail is located along the Boat Ramp Road. There are over 13 miles of primitive trails throughout the refuge open for wildlife viewing when hunting season is closed.
If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider a visit to your nearest national wildlife refuge! From birding to whale watching, from viewing speedy pronghorn antelope or slow-moving box turtles, wildlife observation is the most popular activity for refuge visitors.
From every state and all parts of the globe, about 40 million people visit each year, especially for the chance to see concentrations of wildlife and birds. The National Wildlife Refuge System’s extensive trail system, boardwalks, observation decks, hunting and photography blinds, fishing piers and boat launches encourage visitors to discover America’s best wildlife spectacles.