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 https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

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

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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