National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. 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.
The public can get information and learn about the McFaddin, Anahuac and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges at the Texas Chenier Plain Refuge’s visitor center located in Anahuac, Texas. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide maps and other information on all three refuges. The visitor center is approximately 50 miles west of Sabine Pass, between Baytown and Winnie, and is about two miles south of I-10 on FM 563.
The refuge is located on Highway 87 in southeastern Texas, near the Louisiana border. It is approximately 15 miles from Port Arthur, 90 miles east of Houston and 12 miles west of the town of Sabine Pass. The coordinates for the business office is 29°40'6.39"N, 94° 4'25.98"W.
There is no charge to visit.
Restroom facilities are available near the main entrance kiosks.
From Houston: Take Interstate 10 east, toward Beaumont. Travel about 54 miles until you get to exit 828, and merge onto Texas highway 73 east toward Port Arthur. After about 25 miles, continue onto Texas highway 82 east. Approximately three miles after you get on 82 east, you will turn right on Texas highway 87 south. You will travel about 11 miles before arriving at the town of Sabine Pass. At the four-way stop, take a right and continue down highway 87 south. Continue on about 3 miles, until you reach the entrance to Texas Point NWR. The entrance to McFaddin NWR is about 12 miles past the Texas Point NWR main office, on highway 87.