A single bird walks on the beach next to the water.
McFaddin Beach Construction Notification

McFaddin Beach will be closed between the White's Levee and the Chambers/Galveston County line. This may limit access to some hunting units.

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is a 58,861-acre refuge that includes the largest remaining freshwater marsh on the Texas Coast, as well as thousands of acres of intermediate to brackish marsh.
A pair of redheads floating 2022-2023 Duck Stamp by Jim Hautman
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Waterfowl Hunting

Hunting Licenses are now on sale!

For waterfowl hunting information including a link for state regulations and our brochure click here.


For fishing information including a link for state regulations click here.

Wildlife Observation

For a list and description of all of our trails click here.

Visit Us

The McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public free of charge seven days a week during daylight hours. Enjoy wildlife-related recreation, including fishing, crabbing, wildlife watching, wildlife photography, and waterfowl hunting.  

Location and Contact Information

      Our Species

      The American alligator is a large, semi-aquatic, armored reptile that is related to crocodiles. Their body alone ranges from 6 - 14 feet long. Almost black in color, the it has prominent eyes and nostrils with coarse scales over the entire body. It has a large, long head with visible upper teeth...

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