Chambers, Jefferson
Gulf Coast
Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge Information:
The 8,952 acre Texas Point and the 56,181 acre McFaddin National Wildlife Refuges are part of the Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex which also includes the Anahuac and Moody National Wildlife Refuges. Texas Point was established in 1979. Habitat consists of fresh to salt marsh, prairie ridges and wooded uplands. Fishing is permitted year round; boat launch facilities are located nearby. Saltwater fish species include speckled sea trout, flounder, blue crab, white and brown shrimp, and red drum. Located on the Central Flyway and on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the NWR attracts waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, marsh and water birds, Neotropical and temperate land birds, and some rare or endangered species, including the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, and the Piping Plover. The refuge hosts educational tours each year. Activities include waterfowl hunting, fishing, crabbing, wildlife observation, hiking, and canoeing and kayaking. Commercial uses include controlled livestock grazing and oil and gas production. Portable restrooms are located in the parking lot at Texas Point; there is no potable water. Texas Point is #025 on the Sabine loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail’s Upper Gulf Coast Region.The refuge is open daily during daylight hours. Admission is free. Texas Point NWR and McFaddin NWR are operated as one unit.  Texas Point NWR Mapp
Visiting Texas Point & McFaddin NWRs:
McFaddin and Texas Point NWRs are managed as one unit, and share a business office on SH 87, south of Sabine Pass, Texas. Both refuges are open to the public free of charge, seven days a week. Special regulations are effect during waterfowl hunting season. The McFaddin gates are automatically timed to be open sunrise to sunset. Restrooms are located near the main entrance kiosks. The office is open Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4pm; closed during major holidays. For more information, contact the refuge manager at (409) 971-2909. The lat/long coordinates for the business office is 29°40'6.39"N, 94° 4'25.98"W.  Email
Texas Chenier Plains NWR Complex Headquarters & Visitor Information:
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
The McFaddin and Texas Point Refuges are located at the southeastern tip of Texas on SH 87. Texas Point is located adjacent to Sabine Pass. McFaddin is located on Hwy 87, 12 miles west of Texas Point. McFaddin NWR entrance is located at Star Lake; the refuge is located adjacent to the east side of the Marshland Unit of Sea Rim State Park. Portions of SH 87 washed out in a hurricane and the highway no longer connects High Island with the refuges.