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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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