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Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Park

6 Activites Phone: (409)-621-5151 Email: flowergarden@noaa.gov Distance: 1.24 miles

Located 70 to 115 miles from the nearest land, the wonderful biological diversity and breathtaking beauty of the Flower Garden Banks prompted researchers and recreational divers to seek protection for this area. In the 1970s they launched what would become a 20 year effort, culminating in 1992, to designate the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. In October, 1996, Congress expanded t...

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Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (979)-849-7771 Distance: 27.04 miles

The thunder of 40,000 snow geese taking flight, the salty breeze off the Texas Gulf, or the sight of a 12-foot alligator loafing on a muddy bank make a trip to Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex a sensory banquet in any season. Three national wildlife refuges -Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy - form a vital complex of coastal wetlands harboring more than 300 bird species. They ...

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (409)-267-3337 Distance: 33.49 miles

The chorus of thousands of waterfowl, the splash of an alligator going for a swim, the rustle of wind moving through coastal prairie, and the high-pitched call of a fulvous whistling duck are just some of the sounds you may hear when visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. This 34,000-acre haven for wildlife is located on the upper Texas gulf coast. The meandering bayous of Anahuac NW...

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Wallisville Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (409)-389-2285 Distance: 40.53 miles

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (936)-336-9786 Email: null Distance: 44.55 miles

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge was established on January 4, 1994 with an initial purchase of 4,400 acres. Since that time, the refuge has acquired additional acreage which now totals 17,500 acres. The primary purpose of establishing this refuge is to protect a portion of the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem along the Trinity River located in southeastern Texas. The refuge, which i...

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Mcfaddin National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (409)-971-2909 Distance: 50.73 miles

Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water's surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone untouched. Under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hope ...

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San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (979)-849-7771 Email: null Distance: 52.37 miles

Gaze across the rippling marshes and ponds of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge and it's easy to imagine Texas as it was before settlement. Clouds of snow geese in winter or a warbler "fallout" in spring further convince any visitor that they have stepped back into earliest Texas. Less than half of the refuge is open to the public, leaving a vast landscape was wildlife sanctuary. Yet, a dri...

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Park

8 Activites Email: kevin_klyberg@nps.gov Distance: 52.77 miles

The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America's first successful cotton spinning mill. This creative spark began the nation's transformation from Farm to Factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park - a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures.

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Buffalo Bayou National Park

7 Activites Phone: (281)-497-0740 Distance: 59.28 miles

These normally dry reservoirs are on the west side of Houston on both sides of I-10 at TX6. They contain the largest municipal park in the Nation and provide a unique recreational experience for the metropolitan area. They contain facilities for golf, hiking, picnicking, field sports, horseback riding, shooting ranges, model airplane flying, a velodrome and other activities.

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Barker Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (281)-497-0740 Distance: 61.09 miles

Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (409)-971-2909 Email: null Distance: 63.37 miles

Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water's surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone untouched. Under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hope ...

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Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (979)-849-5118 Email: null Distance: 69.03 miles

Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge consists of flat coastal prairies, salt marshes, and two large saltwater lakes. Established to provide habitat for migratroy waterfowl and other bird species, Big Boggy includes Dressing Point Island in East Matagorda Bay, a major rookery for colonial nesting birds on the Texas coast. The refuge is the smallest in the Texas Midcoast Refuges Complex. Its 4,526 a...

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Big Thicket National Preserve Park

Rank: 216 11 Activites Email: bith_administration@nps.gov Distance: 85.83 miles

Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.

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Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (979)-234-3278 Email: FW2_RW_AttwaterPrairieChicken@fws.gov Distance: 90.46 miles

Over a century ago, one million Attwater's prairie-chickens graced the Texas and Louisiana gulf coastal prairie. Each spring, males gathered to perform an elaborate courtship ritual. They inflated their yellow air sacs and emitted a strange, booming sound across a sea of grasses. Today, less than one percent of coastal prairies remain. With so little of its home left, the Attwater's prai...

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Creole Nature Trail National Park

Phone: 180-0456 Distance: 92.37 miles

Known as Louisiana's Outback, the Creole Nature Trail meanders through marshes, prairies, and along the Gulf of Mexico. As you loop through Calcasieu and Cameron parishes in Southwest Louisiana, view alligators and birds up close and in the wild, along with colorful wildflowers and rare cheniers shaped by salty winds.

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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-762-3816 Email: sabine@fws.gov Distance: 95.84 miles

Sabine NWR,about 8 miles south of Hackberry, on State Highway 27, was established in 1937 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds. The refuge consists of a basin of wetlands located between the Gulf's beach cheniers (oak ridges)and the coastal prairie, which is one of the most productive and fertile areas of North America. It encompasses 124,511 acres of fresh,intermediate...

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Little Lake Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 99.01 miles

The Little Lake Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 3,855 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Texas. In 1984 the Little Lake Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an a...

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Huston Park Wilderness

1 Activites Distance: 103.66 miles

The Huston Park Wilderness now contains a total of 30,588 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Wyoming. In 1984 the Huston Park Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ".....

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Lake Texana National Park

8 Activites Phone: (512)-782-5718 Email: eharrison@gp.usbr.gov Distance: 105.12 miles

Lake Texana is formed by Palmetto Bend Dam which is feature of the Palmetto Bend Project. The lake provides over 11,000 acres of water surface and 125 miles of shoreline. Accessible from numerous roads. Several boat ramps and camping facilities. Fishing year-round. Available species include black bass, white bass, crappie, walleye, and several species of catfish. Wildlife can be seen in the area.

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Steinhagen Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (409)-429-3491 Distance: 111.48 miles

Points of interest in this majestic "Big Thicket" region of Texas include four National Forests and an Indian Reservation.

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Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-598-2216 Email: cameronprairie@fws.gov Distance: 115.28 miles

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve and protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat. It was the first refuge established under the auspices of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The refuge is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Lake Charles, Louisiana, in north central Cameron Parish. It contains 9,621 acres that include fresh marsh, coastal...

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Lacassine Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 124.94 miles

The Lacassine Wilderness now contains a total of 3,346 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Louisiana. In 1976 the Lacassine Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Somerville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (979)-596-1622 Distance: 125.31 miles

Nearby points of interest include Bluebonnet Trails, Independence Day Trek and Salt Grass Trek.

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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (337)-774-5923 Email: lacassine@fws.gov Distance: 127.80 miles

Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in size, including 653 acres leased from the Cameron Parish School Board. The vegetation types occurring on the refuge are primarily water tolerant gras...

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Upland Island Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 127.95 miles

The Upland Island Wilderness now contains a total of 13,331 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Texas. In 1984 the Upland Island Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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