Water Level of the Neches River

Check the water level of the river before you come out to visit the refuge. When the river reaches 14 feet (or over), the entrance road will be flooded and impassable.

National Weather Service Water Gauge
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Habitat for Waterfowl


The bottomland hardwoods contain important wintering habitat for various waterfowl species, including mallard, as well as vital rearing habitat for wood ducks.

Wildlife & Habitat

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS