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National Wildlife Refuge

Two roseate spoonbills frolic in the water at Brazoria NWR.
24907 FM 2004
Angleton, TX   77515
E-mail: james_dingee@fws.gov
Phone Number: 979-964-4011 (Complex Office)
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Roseate spoonbills are a common sight at Brazoria NWR.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Complex hosts the Discovery Environmental Education Program (DEEP)at the Discovery Center on Brazoria. Refuge staff and volunteers conduct hands-on environmental education programs for area school groups throughout the school year. You may encounter these groups of youngsters learning about and enjoying the wonders of the natural world.

Several places offer saltwater fishing for speckled trout, red drum, southern flounder, Atlantic croaker, and other gulf coast specialties. The Bastrop Bayou Public Fishing Area features a universally accessible, lighted fishing pier, bank fishing pulloffs, and a restroom. Access is permitted 24-hours a day for fishing and crabbing. Clay Banks Public Fishing Area provides a mile of all-weather access to the banks of Bastrop Bayou. Both the Clay Banks and Salt Lake Fishing Areas are daylight use only. Boaters can fish on Nick's, Salt, and Lost Lakes.

Christmas Bay and Middle Bayou Public Hunting Areas are open during waterfowl hunting season. Contact refuge headquarters for hunt regulations and maps.

Be sure to stop at the Discovery Center as you enter the refuge. Two diarama's on freshwater wetlands and coastal woodlands are currently on display. The refuge is working on additional interpretive panels to describe the major habitats across the refuge. Walk out on the boardwalk across wetlands to the Big Slough hiking trail. This could be your first chance to see an alligator. A boardwalk bench offers a quiet spot for absorbing the beauty of the marsh.

Wildlife Observation
The Texas Mid-Coast refuges are part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Brazoria NWR offers a wetland boardwalk, observation decks, and a seven-mile self-guided auto tour.

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Brazoria NWR is open every day from dawn to dusk.

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