Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    For Wildlife & You

    The refuge uses many different tools and actively manages these lands for the benefit of wildlife. Learn how!

    Resource Management

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    Where Wildlife Comes First

    National Wildlife Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore!

    Wildlife and Habitat

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    Get a closer look!

    Get up close and personal with some of the refuge's wild residents and the habitat they depend upon.

    Multimedia Gallery

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    Enjoy, Explore, Learn!

    Boardwalks, trails, auto tour routes and blinds offer many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the refuge.

    Visitor Activities


Status of Operations

In keeping with guidance from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending operations of the Discovery Center at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and you--our friends and neighbors. Therefore, planned Refuge events and programs may not take place as scheduled. Refuge lands, including nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, remain open and accessible to the public. Please visit refuge information kiosks or brochure boxes for visitor information and refuge maps. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available. More information is available by emailing

Going Wild!


The Refuge Junior Naturalist program provides opportunities for children 10-12 years of age to work with refuge staff and biologists on projects designed to introduce them to a career in natural resources. Participants learn basic naturalist skills, which are then applied to actual wildlife conservation projects, including sea turtle patrols, tree planting, insect collection and keeping a nature journal.

Refuge Junior Naturalist
Featured Stories

Companion Refuges

Brazoria National Wildlife is part of the Texas Mid-coast Refuge Complex, which also includes San Bernard and Big Boggy Refuges. For more information on the three refuges, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Contact Information

Featured Stories

Protecting Native Ecosystems


Chinese tallow is an exotic tree that causes large-scale damage to the refuge's wetland and prairie ecosystems, as well as the wildlife that depend on the coastal habitat. The exotic tree quickly invades an area and, because it did not evolve here, has no natural predators. Trying to eliminate this and other exotic species is a management priority of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Chinese Tallow

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS