Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

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Open seven days a week from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Bird watching enthusiasts will want to take a short 45 minute drive to Aransas Wildlife Refuge located on the San Antonio Bay near Austwell to visit the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This 114,657-acre refuge comprised of marshes and grasslands is home each season to thousands of migratory birds including pelicans, herons, egrets, spoonbills, shorebirds, ducks, and geese. The refuge is open daily and features a driving trail, walking trails, observation tower, and picnic area.