Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell

4.4
#40 of 231 in Wildlife in Texas
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is located in Austwell. Plan your Aransas National Wildlife Refuge visit and explore what else you can see and do in Austwell using our Austwell holiday builder tool .
Create an itinerary including Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
139 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This place is beautiful. Lots of birds and alligators, snakes and we even saw 2 deer. Great spot to see the golf and the lookouts are fantastic. We we so impressed to see how wheelchair accessible.....  more »
  • plenty of hiking trails, good birding, and wildlife especially deer. Did loop drive bt little to see, perhaps because they were mowing sides.  more »
Google
  • The bird watching was awesome, a few alligators, plenty of frogs and fish...keep an eye out for anything that moves. This is a large wildlife refuge that has several cool lookout piers, bridges, and towers. Some include free binoculars or telescopes to check out the wildlife. These lookouts were a short hiking distance from the nearby parking lots. They are currently demolishing the old visitor center that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, but the temporary station had super friendly staff, water fountains, and the staff made plenty of suggestions for some day hikes. Be sure to bring plenty of ice water during the summer months. We spoke with some frequent park visitors and they recommended early morning or late afternoon visits during the hot summer months as the animals are more active then...and you can understand why.
  • My wife and I volunteered in the office as fee collectors and really enjoyed our time with them. Highly recommend volunteering with ANWR or visit them for the day.

Plan your trip to Austwell

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Austwell

3.8
Duration:4​h

Plans to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge by other users

8 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans