Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it? On the upper Texas Gulf Coast south of the greater Houston area.

When was it established? 1968.

How big is it? 54,000+ acres.

Why is it here? The refuge was originally established to provide habitat for wintering migratory waterfowl and other bird life.

What can I do there? Visitors can enjoy wildlife-dependent activities, including wildlife watching, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education programs and nature walks.

Are pets allowed? Yes but they must remain on leashes.

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