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Visitor Activities

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Come out and enjoy the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge!

  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails

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    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.

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  • Nature Tram

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    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.

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  • Wildlife Photography

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    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!

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  • Special Events

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    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!

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Page Photo Credits — Canopy bridge / Dora Martinez ©
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017
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