About 40 miles south of Houston on I-288 is the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 400 species of wildlife. Its marshes and prairies create some of the richest environments on Earth. Two hunting areas exist – the Christmas Point Public Waterfowl Hunting Area and the Middle Bayou Public Waterfowl Hunting Area. Check with headquarters for restrictions and seasons before heading out on a hike. The Big Slough Trail is a 1.2 mile loop that is ideal for birders and beginning hikers. It is very sunny so wear a hat and sun protection and bring plenty of water. The trail surface is grassy so it is not conducive to wheelchairs or strollers. I recommend that if you take small children that you keep them close to you as there are alligators and snakes in the area. A picnic area and restrooms are avialable at the Discovery Center, but there is no water, so bring your own.
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