Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the critically endangered Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken, a ground-dwelling grouse of the coastal prairie ecosystem. Located approximately 60 miles west of Houston, Texas, this refuge is home to one of the largest remnants of native coastal prairie remaining in southeast Texas. Drive the auto tour or enjoy a nature walk on one of the trails to experience the beauty and tranquility of the tall-grass prairie.
Reminder: Sign up for Saturday Van Tours!

Van tours are typically the first Saturday of each month. This is your chance to see other parts of the refuge, learn from staff, and maybe have a better chance to see a prairie-chicken. See the Tour tab under "Visit Us" for more details. Email the refuge to sign up, or call 979-234-3021 Mon., Wed., or Fri. between 9 am and 4 pm. 

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Visiting national wildlife refuges is a great way to escape from everyday life and enjoy the serenity of nature.

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      Our Species

      Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve the coastal prairie habitat and the critically endangered Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken. Although the refuge was established for the benefit of the prairie-chicken, the refuge is host or home to many other wildlife species found on this prairie.