Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Sherman

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (HNWR), a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife, lies in northwestern Grayson County, Texas, on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma, on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. This National Wildlife Refuge is made up of water, marsh, and upland habitat. Visitors can hike, observe wildlife, hunt, and fish throughout the year.

The main focus at HNWR is providing a winter home for thousands of waterfowl. The Canada goose is the predominant species; the population of this species can exceed 7,500 during fall, winter, and spring. Other species include the greater white-fronted goose and snow goose, with a few of the smaller Ross's goose.

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  • Make the short drive from DFW to see flocks of birds rest/relax on their migratory routes. We saw hundreds of pelicans, turkey vultures, heron, water birds, and even an ibis! Lots of places to hike...  more »
  • Om: We went here on a whim on the 4th of July 2020, and it really is a beautiful place...we drove on the self-guided tour, and even though we didn't see a lot of variety in animals (just your...  more »
  • The refuge is under water right now due to extreme rainfall this spring. But the visitor center is open and it's a good place to learn the history of the area and tour the butterfly garden. They have a nice gift shop as well. When the park is drivable, you can see different birds migrating and wildlife that live in the area.
  • Well-maintained nature preserve with great interpretive center. Kid-centered activities and displays help your littles engage in learning in a fun way. Bring a picnic and enjoy nature. There are some gravel walking paths that are wide and level for guests of all ages and abilities. Another perk? The gift shop has adorable little trinkets and nature handbooks at reasonable prices.

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