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.
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