Hike Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

For a great day hike drive 47 miles east to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and the Shoveler Pond Trail. This trail heads out just off the Visitor Information Station past the Butterfly and Hummingbird Habitat before putting you on the main trail of this 4.1 mile loop. The trail encircles a 220-acre freshwater impoundment with opportunities to view alligators, birds, and other marsh wildlife. The refuge encompasses more than 34,000 acres bordering Galveston Bay and contains bayous that meander through floodplains, creating an extensive coastal marsh and prairie landscape. Recognized as a stop on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Anahuac is one of the top birding sites along the coast. There are really nice wildlife viewing platforms throughout as well as numerous alligators just laying out by the trail. Stay alert and keep young children by your side.

For a list of other area hikes, go to the Explore page on this website.

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

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