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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

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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

News

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

tom_schneider@fws.gov

Seeking Public Input

April 15, 2021

The refuge is proposing to update the hunting/fishing program and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes that include: open 3,857 acres to dove and pigeon hunting in upland portions of the refuge; open a 30 acre freshwater lake to fishing in Cannan Bend Recreation Area.

Learn more and submit comments

Going Wild!

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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

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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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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