Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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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


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