Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge!
Refuge Visitor Centers:
We have 2 visitor centers. The primary Visitor Center/Headquarters is located near the town of Anahuac, Texas and is open from 9am to 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and will let you know what’s happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. The phone number is 409-267-3337 Please note, the entrance gate to the headquarters is open from 6am to 6pm. Anahuac Visitor Brochure 2018
The secondary visitor center (referred to as the Visitor Information Station, or VIS) is located on the Refuge itself, south of FM 1985. The VIS has varied hours depending on volunteer availability. During the spring, the VIS is open 7-days a week from 9am-4pm. During the winter when we have fewer volunteers, the VIS is generally open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-4pm. The phone number for this seasonal visitor information station is 409-252-4311. GPS Coordinates: 29.6119092, -94.5350045.
Free of charge, seven days a week from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset, you can enjoy one of the many hiking trails available on the refuge. This is where you can enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, and photography. Enjoy your public lands!
Special Events and Activities:
The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities! Check out the Events Calendar and For Educator pages for fun things to do.
The primary Visitor Center/Headquarters is east of Houston. It is located on FM 563 approximately two miles south of I-10 (exit 810). See the maps section of this website for additional directions. The GPS coordinates for the refuge headquarters is 29.822737, -94.663653. The address is 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514.
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