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Welcome to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge!


 Refuge Amenities

Free of charge, seven days a week from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset unless otherwise posted, you can enjoy one of the many hiking trails, fishing platforms, photoblinds, auto tour loops, and butterfly garden available on the refuge. This is where you can enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, and photography. 

 Click here to download the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge General Brochure

 Click here to download the Spanish Version General Brochure

 Click here to download the Cypress Trail Brochure

 Click here to find Species Checklists

 Refuge Visitor Centers

** Due to COVID-19 precautions, visitor center operations are temporarily suspended until further notice. **

We have 2 visitor centers. The primary Visitor Center/Headquarters is located on FM 563 near the town of Anahuac, Texas and is open from 9am to 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday unless otherwise posted.  Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and will let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. The phone number is 409-267-3337 Please note, the entrance gate to the headquarters is open from 6am to 6pm. 

 The secondary visitor center (referred to as the Visitor Information Station, or VIS) is located on the Refuge itself, south of FM 1985. The VIS has varied hours depending on volunteer availability. During the spring, the VIS is open 7-days a week from 9am-4pm. During the winter when we have fewer volunteers, the VIS is generally open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-4pm. The phone number for this seasonal visitor information station is 409-252-4311. GPS Coordinates: 29.6119092, -94.5350045.

 ** Due to COVID-19 precautions, visitor center operations are temporarily suspended until further notice. **

 Special Events and Activities 
The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities!  Check out the  Events Calendar and  For Educator pages for fun things to do. Additionally, check out  these visitor activities!  

 Directions:  
The primary Visitor Center/Headquarters is east of Houston.  It is located on FM 563 approximately two miles south of I-10 (exit 810).  See the 
 maps section of this website for additional directions. The GPS coordinates for the refuge headquarters is 29.822737, -94.663653. The address is 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX  77514

The secondary Visitor Information Station (VIS) is located on the Refuge, approximately 3 miles south of FM 1985. The GPS Coordinates for the VIS is 29.6119092, -94.5350045

 For information on nearby lodging and businesses, contact the  Chambers County Chamber of Commerce or the  Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau.