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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

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22688 Buena Vista Blvd., Los Fresnos, TX, TX 78566
+1 956-748-3607
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Need Signage to find place???

Visited here on 10th May and what a dissapontment. Firstly the access road is being redone so a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven T
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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BRILLIANT DAY

we came to Texas for a three week vacation from the uk we visited the centre and liked it so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
osprey04
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lancashire
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“tram tour”(21 reviews)
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National Wildlife Refuge with opportunities for enjoying nature and wildlife through hiking, bicycling, photography, fishing, hunting and guided tours.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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22688 Buena Vista Blvd., Los Fresnos, TX, TX 78566
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+1 956-748-3607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on 10th May and what a dissapontment. Firstly the access road is being redone so a detour is in place? Or so we thought. A usual 15 min drive took 1 hour with virtually no signage to say which way to go. As...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came to Texas for a three week vacation from the uk we visited the centre and liked it so much we went back three times even though it was over an hours drive because of a diversion in place because of road works it...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the wonderful wildlife here, do come back!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Nope, it should be closed to viewer traffic. In that, I mean it would be best to keep it a pure wildlife sanctuary. Rodes to site were well worn, park staff were non-existent, feeding stations were not maintained, little to no information was available, or...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

I'm sorry your visit did not meet your expectations. From April through October our visitor center is only open 5 days a week (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), so perhaps that's when you came out? (Our busy season is November through March, when we are...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We visited Laguna Atascosa NWR for the first time in mid-March. The refuge is an approximately 20-25 min. drive from Port Isabel. At the time the refuge's main access road was closed due to maintenance/repairs, but we soon learned that access was possible from a...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Public Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much. It certainly is a special place.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Laguna Atascosa Nat Wildlife Refuge with a couple friends. Loved the bird blinds! Saw many beautiful green Jays, cardinals and other birds. The green jays were such a great treat to see. On our drive into the station to check in, we saw deer,...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is an absolutely amazing place! I throughly enjoyed my visit. Tons of wildlife to see. Loved seeing the Nilgai running through the fields, the alligator making her way around the park and the massive amount of different bird species that...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you, we think it's a special place too!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Good place for half day visit. Great walking paths or go by car on 20 miles of roads. Be absolutely sure to print directions from website. Roads closed. GPS won't get you there. Major hurricane dzmage to some roads and thhey are closed. Again follow...More

Thank Bob V
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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

The roads leading to the refuge are in the process of improved construction. We expect the work to be completed by the fall/winter of 2018. Thanks for your patience.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We took the tram ride twice while in Texas this winter. Once by ourselves and once with another couple. We loved the ride, and the information provided during the trip which was about 3 hrs long. Will do this again when we visit. Also, just...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you! See you again next year!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the Refuge on the open air bus and the witty banter between Alex and Dick was entertaining as well as informational. We saw lots of wildlife including a coyote and a raccoon in the ocean, which they said they...More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We are known for our great coastal breeze!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This wildlife refuge has many trails and overlooks that are comfortable walks with many birds all around. The best part of the visit had to be the 3 hour tram ride. The cost was only $3.00 and our two guides, Bob and Alex, were wonderful....More

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LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you, we are glad you had a great visit!

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marjoriet118
21 March 2018|
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Response from LagunaAtascosaNWR | Property representative |
Our tram ended early this year due to planned construction on the tour route. Birding tours on a bus end April 7. Call us for more info or to make a reservation for the tour. 956-748-3607
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William B
17 July 2017|
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Response from LagunaAtascosaNWR | Property representative |
The construction project has good out for bid and we expect it to be completed next winter.
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Mike R
8 March 2017|
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Response from Susie P | Reviewed this property |
San Jose Rd to buena vista takes you right there.
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