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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

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1531 County Road 1248, Muleshoe, TX 79347
+1 806-946-3341
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We came to see Sandhill Cranes

We arrived at sunset in late November. A short wait at Paul’s lake and we were rewarded with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Overland Park, Kansas
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Early fall birding

Ferruginous hawk, snow geese, few sandhill cranes the day we visited. Be sure to check the lakes on... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Charles P
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1531 County Road 1248, Muleshoe, TX 79347
+1 806-946-3341
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at sunset in late November. A short wait at Paul’s lake and we were rewarded with thousands of cranes flying in. We could hear them before we saw them. A spectacular sight!

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Ferruginous hawk, snow geese, few sandhill cranes the day we visited. Be sure to check the lakes on reduge, esp Paul Lake.

Thank Charles P
Reviewed August 25, 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge. This NWR is located in north west Texas near the town of Muleshoe. It has no entrance fee, but if you have a current Federal Duck Stamp the entrance fee is waved...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed December 23, 2016

I do think this is a hidden gem in the Texas panhandle. This is a great place to kind of get lost and appreciate the landscape. It is not flat like the surrounding agricultural land, and if you pay close attention you can see lots...More

Thank Raul M
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We found this refuge while just wandering around west Texas. So glad we went. It was nearing sunset when we got there so many of the animals were out. We saw rabbits, Jack rabbits, a couple of burrowing owls, and a ton of Prairie dogs....More

Thank kfl51
Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is the first refuge established in Texas. You think of this region of Texas being flat, but the refuge itself has mesas and three saline lakes. The refuge has a variety of wildlife from the famous sandhill cranes during their...More

1  Thank ChristenaS
Reviewed February 26, 2015

there are a handful of lakes that you can drive to. It is a very peaceful place especially at dusk and dawn. My husband and I saw a pair of great horned owls pretty close up. Also saw prairie dogs, sandhill cranes, and a coyote....More

3  Thank Kristen s
Reviewed December 1, 2014

The lesser Sandhill Cranes are the big draw (up to 250,000 have been seen here one winter). Come for cranes November through March. Bring binoculars and if you have one, a spotting scope. They feed in and around the refuge, often far from a road....More

6  Thank Edge W
Reviewed December 28, 2013

There are 3 lakes in the Wildlife refuge. The two on the west side, that includes the campground and park headquarters are dry salt beds from the drought. Go a little further north along the highway and there is a turn off on the right,...More

4  Thank G C
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I wanted to do something "outdoorsy" for my birthday in January and this was the closest place to where we live, and we had never been so we decided to try it. I enjoyed walking on the lake's beach and found several interesting rocks, shells...More

4  Thank Christy B
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Tawny B
December 5, 2017|
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Response from BluegooseTraveler | Reviewed this property |
The answer is yes. Come before dawn or come to the refuge just before sunset.