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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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Tram Adventure

We took the tram tour with an informed guide. On this day they were doing a controlled burn to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Experience based on several trips to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

I have visited Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge on several occasions. My experience today... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Topeka, Kansas
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National Wildlife Refuge with opportunities for enjoying nature and wildlife through hiking, bicycling, photography, fishing, hunting and guided tours.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
22688 Buena Vista Blvd., Los Fresnos, TX, TX 78566
+1 956-748-3607

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Reviewed yesterday

We took the tram tour with an informed guide. On this day they were doing a controlled burn to clear invasive grasses. We were able to see several notable birds and a few nilgai. The tram is open air. Be sure to take whatever you...More

Thank FarmGirl0602
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge on several occasions. My experience today was not so great. The weather was beautiful, sunny and 65 degrees with very little wind. I saw a few birds in the water, several great heron one armadillo, a deer...More

Thank KSMeadowlark
Reviewed 3 days ago

First trip to this wildlife refuge, although have lived in the area 33 years. This is a very large and interesting park. Very much enjoyed the tram tour and the guide. Very well organized and very inexpensive. Did not see as much wildlife as we...More

Thank debbiegk50
LagunaAtascosaNWR, Guest Relations Manager at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and the tour. It's different every time! Unfortunately this is a dry year.

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Laguna Atascosa is the largest protected area of natural habitat in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It is a large refuge of 98,000 acres out in the countryside right by the bay!. It is well known for having a small family of ocelots living near...More

Thank Tony_DiCapo
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I was thrilled when I found out the bird tour was extended through April. I called and made reservations for the 4 hour tour and was told to arrive a half hour early. I was told that there would be no bathroom break. I couldn't...More

Thank Beth4322
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

4 dollars tram ride. Several stops to see the wildlife. Half way through potty break. It was over 90 degrees when we were there. Nice breeze. Overall knowledgeable staff.

Thank Susie P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The National Wildlife Refuge offers a number of tours to see birds or plants or wildlife. To take a tour, you need to call ahead and book a tour. Space is limited and only offered on Thursday through Saturday. Tour groups travel on shuttles or...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Really wanted to take the bird tour but failed to make reservations so don't miss out. Took the interpretive habitat tour instead. The open tram loops around bayside drive, 14 miles. Weather was perfect, 75-85, and sunny. Saw nilgai antelope, feral hogs, mule deer in...More

1  Thank sjfulton4
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went to visit laguna on Jan 1st. As it was the first Sunday of the month, there was no entrance fee. The ranger was very kind: she suggested us the best way to visit the park. We had been riding our bicycles for the...More

1  Thank Donaa42
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place was just ok. Saw one unusual bird and a couple of spiders. Otherwise just a short walk around the visitors center. Most of the place was closed due to hunting. So check before you go to see if it's worth taking the trip....More

Thank DYK640
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William B
16 July 2017|
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Response from Tony_DiCapo | Reviewed this property |
according to the guide, she stated the closure was indefinite. the reasoning was because a number of protected ocelots had been killed by traffic going faster than this listed speed limit.
Mike R
7 March 2017|
Response from Susie P | Reviewed this property |
San Jose Rd to buena vista takes you right there.
30 January 2015|
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Response from Jason P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website as its been effected by the weather. It had ben thurs-sat or fri/sat. When I was there last week