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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Information:  
This 34,000 acre refuge is part of the Texas Chenier Plains National Wildlife Refuge Complex which also includes McFaddin, Texas Point, and Moody National Wildlife Refuges. The refuge borders Galveston Bay. Habitat consists of expanses of coastal marsh and coastal prairie with bayous meandering through the unit. This is a high humidity area with annual rainfall surpassing 51 inches. The refuge is a haven for wildlife, especially birds. The NWR is located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Refuge areas include Shoveler Pond, The Willows, the Oyster Bayou and its boat ramp, and the Skillern, Pace, and Middleton Tracts. The Frozen Point Road is a major refuge road. The Pace Tract, the East Unit and the Middleton Tract are used for waterfowl hunting. The refuge is located approximately 1.5 hours east of Houston. The refuge office is located approximately 20 minutes from the refuge. Maps  Anahuac NWR Clear Sky Chart  
 
Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex Headquarters:
The Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex includes the McFaddin, Texas Point, Anahuac and Moody Wildlife Refuges. The 2008 Hurricane Ike destroyed one of the original two visitor centers. Chambers County donated 15 acres of land near Anahuac for a new 14,378 square foot visitor center complex. This complex features a 14,378 square foot Headquarters building and a visitor center with exhibit, educational and reception areas, and restrooms. Additional facilities would include a breezeway, a covered parking structure, a parking lot and an interpretive trail. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. (409) 267-3337. This new Visitor Center Complex is located near Anahuac at 4017 FM 563, two miles south of IH-10. The lat/long for the refuge headquarters is 29.822737, -94.663653Location Map  Chenier Plains Refuges Map
 
Anahuac NWR Visitor Information Station:
The Visitor Center is at the above Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex. Anahuac NWR has a Visitor Information Station off FM 1985, approximately 20 miles southeast of the Texas Chenier Plain Refuge Complex Headquarters and Visitor Center. There is no potable water. The closest gas station is 20 miles away. Bring drinking water and mosquito spray. (409) 252-4311. The Visitor Station is open Weekends, 9am-4pm; Call for Extended Fall, Winter, Spring Hours. The refuge gate is open 6am to 6pm. Trails are free of charge and are open daily, from one hour before sunset to one hour after sunset. For more information, read the Anahuac NWR Brochure.  Longitude-Latitude  Location Map  Anahuac NWR Clear Sky Chart   Event Calendar 
 
Directions: 
From Beaumont, take IH-10 West. Take Exit #829 (SH 73/SH 124) or the Winnie/Galveston Exit. Go south on SH 124 for approximately 11 miles, then turn right on FM 1985 and drive west for approximately 11 more miles to the refuge entrance. Drive another three miles on the easement road; signs are posted. The NWR is located approximately an hour and a half east of Houston along East Galveston Bay.