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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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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    La Sal Del Rey

    Views of crystal-covered shores and a hypersaline lake that sits over a four million ton salt dome. Great opportunities to enjoy wildlife.

    The King's Salt...

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    Refuge Gallery

    Biodiversity makes for great wildlife watching and a fun outdoor experience. Get out and enjoy the refuge.

    Enjoy, explore, learn!

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    Boca Chica Beach

    Enjoy a walk on the beach. Look for sea turtles in the surf and peregrine falcons flying overhead.

    Where the Rio Grande Empties Into the Gulf

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    Where Nature Meets History!

    Set within this historic community is a chance to see white-collared seedeaters, red-billed pigeons, Audubon's orioles and more.

    Roma Bluffs World Birding Center

News

Public Input on LRGV - Cameron Co. Land Exchange

The LRGVNWR is proposing to divest a portion of a tract on the LRGV NWR in exchange for a portion of or up to the entirety of two Cameron county-owned parcels due to impacts from the proposed construction of the East Loop highway.

Public Input on a Proposed Land Exchange with Cameron County, Texas

History

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On the coastal prairie along the banks of the winding Rio Grande is the scene of the last land battle of the Civil War, a battle fought and won by the South one month after the war ended with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

The Battle of Palmito Ranch
Featured Stories

Protecting & Restoring Biodiversity

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The most southern tip of Texas is one of the most biologically diverse regions in North America. Protecting and restoring the native trees and plants is a management priority, as is connecting and protecting habitat to create a wildlife corridor.

Managing for Wildlife

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