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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

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Anahuac, TX
+1 409-267-3337
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Loadza gators!!!

And birdlife too! We saw mainly small ones, 2-3' long, that raced away into the water if we got too... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Kevin P
via mobile
Enjoy the Beautiful Roseate Spoonbills!

My wife and I traveled here this past March and were delighted by what we found. This NWR is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
BluegooseTraveler
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New York Mills, MN, United States
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A 30,000-acre wildlife refuge located near High Island, Texas.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Anahuac, TX
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"high island"
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"visitor center"
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"small alligator"
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"bird life"
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"bring binoculars"
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"peaceful place"
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"well worth the trip"
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"auto tour route"
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"nwr"
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"refuges"
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"ducks"
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"marsh"
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"birders"
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"sparrows"
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"tract"
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

And birdlife too! We saw mainly small ones, 2-3' long, that raced away into the water if we got too near. One big one though, 6' long, just sat there and stared at us. Scary! Saw several birds too mostly cranes. The visitors centre was...More

2  Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I traveled here this past March and were delighted by what we found. This NWR is located on the Texas coast near the town of Anahuac. It was established to protect the coastal marsh for migrating, wintering and breeding waterfowl. This refuge...More

1  Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Beautiful afternoon in the wild with the birds, the water, one small alligator, butterflies and dragon flies, and Mother Nature!

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great place for easy walks, bird watching and the occasional alligator. Went there on a Saturday in June. As not normal winter bird viewing season, almost no one there, but did get to see several egrets, ducks, ibis, Rosette Spoonbill as well as other songbirds...More

1  Thank AustinMountaineers
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I have been to a lot of NWR in my day, as I am a birder and nature lover, but Anahuac blew me away. I think I ended up going there 6 times in my 5 night stay in the area--I loved it! The birdlife...More

3  Thank lowens311
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have lived in the area for years, but never got a chance to go and visit the refuge due to working. Now that I am retired, I did get the chance and it was well worth the trip. So much natural beauty. Something for...More

Thank Franacain M
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I took the auto tour route. It was fantastic. For the most part you are on a single track road with pull offs that run between the lake and a canal. The variety of birds was fantastic. It is a bit of...More

Thank Jay O
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very friendly staff will send you on your way to enjoy nature. The bird viewing room is well designed and a great place to sit and enjoy nature. The boardwalk over the swamp is sturdy and has great views of the area and the wildlife....More

3  Thank Mickey101448
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We have been visiting Anahuac several times, both in the spring, summer and autumn. Love this place, a lot of bird to see, and alligators too .Great to drive around, and several places to walk too. Make sure to visit the visitor senter, the people...More

3  Thank Rita S
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Anahauc NWR is a renowned birding hot spot in the United States. Birders from all over the country come to visit this location. It often is paired with a visit to High Island. Anahauc is a wildlife refuge. It protects 34,000 acres of coastal marshlands...More

7  Thank CraftBeers
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