McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995

Updated: July 31, 2020

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is on State Highway 87 fifteen miles west of Sabine Pass in Jefferson County. The 42,995-acre preserve was purchased in 1979 and 1980 with proceeds generated from the sales of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 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 marshlands also provide a habitat for one of the densest population of alligators in Texas. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas and a hiking trail.

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

Christopher Long, “McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995
July 31, 2020