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McFaddin Waterfowl Hunting Notification

McFaddin Beach will be closed between the Perkin's Levee and the Chambers/Galveston County line and beach access into hunting units will not be allowed. 

Due to drought conditions some hunting units do not currently have huntable water.

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.
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For hunting information click here.

Wildlife Observation and Photography

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

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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.  

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