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ANAHUAC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on 12,000 acres at the juncture of Oyster Bay and East Bay in Chambers County. The refuge had doubled in size by 1982, when the Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based at Arlington, Virginia, purchased an additional 12,670 acres from Ralph J. Barrow's ranch in 1981. The refuge provides a safe habitat for wintering ducks, geese, and other waterfowl, shelters alligators and other species, and provides a year-round home for mottled ducks.


Margaret S. Henson and Kevin Ladd, Chambers County: A Pictorial History (Norfolk, Virginia: Donning, 1988).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "ANAHUAC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.