Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area situated on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. state of Texas. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was established by Executive Order 7784 on 31 December 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Bird life includes ducks, herons, egrets, ibises, Roseate Spoonbills, and the endangered Whooping Crane, whose population has recovered significantly since the 1940s.
1 Wildlife Circle
Austwell, TX 77950
From the north, travel south on Hwy. 35 to Tivoli. Continue past Tivoli for approx. 1 mile to the FM 239 exit (on your left). Follow FM 239 to Austwell. Upon entering Austwell, FM 239 turns into FM 774 at the curve. Continue on FM 774. Follow 774 & take a right at the stop sign. Go down the end of the street. Take a right again. As you exit Austwell, drive ½ mile to the FM 2040 intersection. Go left on FM 2040 for about 6 miles to the Refuge gate. Go to the Visitor Center to register.