Skip Navigation

Visitor Activities


Come out and enjoy the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge!

  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails


    Miles of nature trails, a canopy walk and tree tower offer many exciting opportunities to enjoy and explore this biologically rich refuge. Bird Walks January-March 7 days a week at 8:30 a.m. Meet at Visitor Center.

    Learn More
  • Nature Tram


    The Nature Tram is a great way to see the refuge, the "Jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System" and a piece of living history.  The comfortable tram is led by knowledgeable guides and stops at the historic cemetery and the observation tower. Tram runs November-April on Tuesdays- Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

    Learn More
  • Wildlife Photography


    Enjoy photographing species you will not find anywhere but the most Southern tip of Texas.  Green jays, kiskadees, chachalacas and malachite butterflies make great subjects!

    Learn More
  • Special Events


    Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge hosts many fun and special events for families, students, wildlife watchers and anyone with an interest in the Valley's wildlife!

    Learn More
Page Photo Credits — Canopy bridge / Dora Martinez ©
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017
Return to main navigation