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TEXAS POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

TEXAS POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge is on State Highway 87 just west of Sabine Pass in Jefferson County. The 8,952-acre preserve was purchased in 1979 with proceeds generated from the sales of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's duck stamps. The refuge is an important home for wintering populations of migratory waterfowl. Numerous species of birds have been observed in the area, including the rare and endangered southern bald eagle and the peregrine falcon. The wet marshlands also provide a habitat for one of the densest population of alligators in Texas. The refuge is accessible by boat or on foot. Activities include wildlife observation, waterfowl hunting, fishing, and crabbing.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

Christopher Long

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "TEXAS POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkt04), accessed April 16, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.