Plan Your Visit

Mallard trio / Lee Karney ©

Welcome to Neches River National Wildlife Refuge.


Refuge Hours:
Neches River Refuge is open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset. The office is not normally open. If you would like to speak to the manager, do so by appointment only: (956) 245-9426.

Directions:
From Jacksonville, TX: Travel 12 miles southwest on US HWY 79, to County Road 3207. The entrance to the refuge and visitor kiosk is on the south side of the road. If you cross over the Neches River, you have gone too far.

From Palestine, TX: Travel 15 miles northeast on US HWY 79, to County Road 3207. The entrance to the refuge and visitor kiosk is on the south side of the road. The entrance is just after the Neches River.