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Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

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We arrived here the week between Christmas and New Year's to find the Visitors' Center closed due... read more

Reviewed yesterday
San Antonio, Texas
Fish & Wildlife Service recreation area is free!

To get there from Houston, take TX 288 south out of Houston. Exit at FM 523-South which runs east... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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2022 County Road 227, Freeport, TX 77541-9660
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived here the week between Christmas and New Year's to find the Visitors' Center closed due to the government funding lapse shutdown. We were able to drive around and walk some of the paths, but without any information. Simply beautiful. We are certainly thankful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Napunani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get there from Houston, take TX 288 south out of Houston. Exit at FM 523-South which runs east from TX 288 near the north edge of Angleton; it then loops south around Angleton's east side. Continue south on FM 523 about 15 miles (crossing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hapicamper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifully kept wildlife refuge. Great place for birding, spotting mammals and reptiles. The public is limited on exploring the total acreage but you have more than enough room to explore with what is allowed. Beware the swamp mosquitoes, they are torture!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GatorJackalope
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing birds and other wildlife. Maybe it is the time of the year but Brazoria was about dried up. Very few birds. Not only that but the grounds were deplorable. Grass needed cutting and blinds along the roads for sitting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BarkingBird
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The wildlife refuge offer a drive through tour of the Texas marsh land with waterfowl, alligator, snakes, wild hogs, coyotes, bobcats and many of Texas' birds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Trbond
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon and drove here for the birds and wildlife. We drive around the area a while And finally stopped at a wildlife viewing area. There were well marked trails and a boardwalk over a water feature....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lbhorton1953
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Visiting this park became an adventure we had not anticipated. Leaving from the shore, we used our gps to navigate directions and soon realized we over estimated its ability to find remote places as we were on the wrong course headed for who knows where!...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Michael O
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I have enjoyed several trips to the refuge area. Beautiful peaceful area to walk and enjoy this unspoiled area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Linda B
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Nice place to drive through. You never know what you will see, Wildlife is varied and you can be surprised around any corner. Drive slow and enjoy your visit. Roads are all weather and there is no cost to enter.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ed B
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Beautiful birding area. One never knows what may be seen when visiting this area. I have seen Bobcats and Alligators as well as many Storks, wading and shore birds, Wrens and Sparrows, American and Least Bittern, a vast variety of birds depending on season and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank butterflyhummingbird
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April 2, 2018|
Response from hapicamper |
There is no charge for the Discovery Center/Auto tour area.
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Response from SMPInvestimenti | Reviewed this property |
About 60 miles from downtown.