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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

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24518 E Fm 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654-4096
+1 512-339-9432
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We hiked all sections of the Balcones Canyonlands except for the main center- because oddly it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DOUG H
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Dickinson, Texas, United States
A couple of weeks before migrants arrived

Nice refuge in a state with VERY FEW such land set asides. Nice walking trails along meadows or... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
porter_osborne
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west Texas
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24518 E Fm 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654-4096
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked all sections of the Balcones Canyonlands except for the main center- because oddly it is closed on SATURDAYS! What? so weird -the most popular day of the week and your main center is closed. Made no sense. Very disappointed. We did get to...More

Thank DOUG H
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Nice refuge in a state with VERY FEW such land set asides. Nice walking trails along meadows or into the "balcones." Make sure you determine which access point you want to visit. There are at least 4 different entrances, and each one is several miles...More

2  Thank porter_osborne
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful area with miles and miles of paths to explore on a hilly site. We went when it was very chilly so there were no birds or other wildlife out, but the stands were amazing clear and peaceful. Bathrooms are available and there are some...More

Thank Elen C
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Nice quiet hike. The gal at the head quarters was great! Decided to do a few hikes. not a lot to see due to how tall all the trees are, but a nice cool excursion and get away.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful. Saw 2 other people. Realized the night before we went that the birds I wanted to see had already migrated south. Nice hill country drive. Take 328 through the park instead of the main road.

1  Thank sjfulton4
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge along with the great weather. This NWR is located in central Texas near the town of Marble Falls. There is no entrance fee but I would encourage you to purchase a current...More

2  Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I think this is probably the most beautiful part of Texas that I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of it. The hills open up all of the sudden and you are in the NWR. Birds everywhere, including the specialties of golden...More

1  Thank lowens311
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

I came to Austin for a wedding but wanted something to do the following day. I found the refuge close by. The trails are not too long but scenic, and the terrain is not difficult to navigate. I appreciate that they are also clearly marked....More

Thank Eddie G
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Had a great morning learning about Texas birds and the areas they live in. I am mostly a photographer by hobby, not a birder but I enjoyed learning about the birds and other animals that live in the Refuge area. Wear good shoes, watch out...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

A great refuge and lots of trails for those who love hiking. We never saw the birds, but we did get to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

1  Thank ladygreyhound33
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asitis64
July 22, 2017|
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Sign prohibits dogs
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sdjd2222
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Marble Falls or Cedar Park, no hotel/motel in Lago Vista.
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Aniko V
November 23, 2015|
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Response from ddtkc | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on the west side of Austin. Many hotels options and not to far from the wildlife area
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