Destination :: Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

  • Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge: A Laughing Gull sits on top of a post with a lake in the background.

    Laughing Gull. February 2018. Image 1/1

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide habitat for migrating birds.

Visitors to the refuge can hike a few miles of trails, take an auto tour, enjoy bird and other wildlife watching, and fish.

Brief History

1966
The refuge is established.1
August 1993
Brazoria NWR, San Bernard NWR, and Big Boggy NWR are designated an Internationally Significant Shorebird Site as the Texas Mid-Coast NWR Complex.2

Location

2022 County Road 227
Freeport, Texas, 77541
United States

Website

Evaluation

If you are in the area…

Weather was not great the day we visited, so we saw very little wildlife (except mosquitoes, which were massive and gave new meaning to “bloodthirsty”). Despite our lackluster trip, it’s clear the auto tour is well set up to see abundant wildlife (especially birds) in better weather and/or when they are migrating through the area.

Visits: 1 Visited: February 2018

Quick Statistics

Size
44,413 acres
Trails
3.2 miles3
Auto Tour
7.5 miles

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise indicated, information about the refuge and refuge history is from "About the Refuge," U.S. FWS.
  2. "Texas Mid-Coast NWR Complex." Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
  3. Information about trail and auto tour lengths is from "Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails," U.S. FWS.

References

  • "About the Refuge." Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. United States Fish & Wildlife Service. July 15, 2013. Accessed May 2, 2018. Link.
  • "Texas Mid-Coast NWR Complex." Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Accessed May 2, 2018. Link.
  • "Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails." Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. United States Fish & Wildlife Service. July 15, 2013. Accessed May 2, 2018. Link.