Facility Activities

Bayous weave through seemingly endless expanses of cordgrass on 55,000-acre McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, which protects the largest freshwater marsh on the Texas coast. The plentiful food and cover of the refuge draw more than 100,000 ducks each fall, making waterfowl hunting opportunities...

Two fishing piers on Ten-Mile Cut and five piers along Clam Lake provide excellent opportunities for fishing and crabbing. Surf fishing is also allowed on the refuge along the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing and crabbing are in accordance with State regulations and subject to the following regulations....

Between October and March, visitors to the Refuges are likely to see as many as 27 species of ducks, including green-winged teal, gadwall, and mottled ducks. Huge flocks of snow geese, sometimes in excess of 80,000, feed in marshes, rice fields and moist soil units. During spring and fall,...

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge provides excellent opportunities to capture images of alligators, waterfowl, warblers and many other species that call the refuge home

Clam Lake Road Five miles of interior roads on McFaddin NWR provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as access to various boat ramps, fishing piers, and observation platforms. Watch and listen for clapper rails in the marsh and geese overhead. Visitors should be aware that there...