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Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge

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Nice drive throw the prairie

It is a relaxing 5 mile drive through the prairie and also includes 2 well maintained hiking... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
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Nice 5 mile bike ride through the Prarie.

We wanted to get out in the country for a ride on our recumbent road tricycles. The 5 mile hard... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2017
Ken M
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

We enjoyed our visit. We are avid birders and relished the opportunity to see these endangered birds in the wild. We went on a Saturday when the visitor center was closed. We spotted 2 individuals at quite a distance thank to Calab a young birder...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jumputah
Reviewed October 25, 2018

A visit here will remind you of going to a nice local nature park. Nothing particularly special about the place, but a pristine natural area with a couple of short hiking trails and a five mile gravel tour road. The real reason we are spending...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Get out and take a walk. If you want to take a hike/walk and look for some birds and a couple of chickens it is a great place. Sign up for the van tours it is by far the best way to learn about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank juanjoseh97
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I came for the easy trails and preserved prairie lands more than the wildlife, but I definitely left with an appreciation for the team trying to save the endangered birds. I did not see the extremely rare Prairie Chicken, but we did hear one which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank seekingrainydays
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

For two days a week in early April the NWR is open to the public and the US Fish and Wildlife Rangers drive the public to the lek to watch the birds from a respectful distance. Scope views not good for photos. These birds are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I'm glad to see the dedication that the refuge folks have towards saving the Attwater's PC. Even though there weren't many birds and they were waaay over there, there many more people attending that I would have thought. I hope their recovery program continues to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

It is a relaxing 5 mile drive through the prairie and also includes 2 well maintained hiking trails. You have to be lucky to see the prairie chickens since they are do endangered, but there are many other species of birds. It is a convenient...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank melendz
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We visited the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge December 30, 2016 and found it closed. We did hike the Sycamore Trail and Horseshoe Bend Lake Trail on our own. The trails led us through tall marsh grass, across a pedestrian bridge to a brackish...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to get out in the country for a ride on our recumbent road tricycles. The 5 mile hard packed gravel was smooth and easy to ride on. There was no traffic. We did get to see a pare of the Prarie chickens. This...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ken M
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Start your visit at the visitor center, with a short informative video about the Attwater Prairie Chicken. Then, make the auto tour on a marked gravel road, with great looks over the prairie, or go for a hike on a well marked trail. We didn't...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Dina B
July 25, 2016|
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Put point of interest in your GPS and then put in the name of the refuge.