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“White Heron Park”

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Anahuac
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Owner description: A 30,000-acre wildlife refuge located near High Island, Texas.
Orange, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“White Heron Park”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We used to go to White Heron Park in Anahuac and camp for the week-end when the kids were teenagers. Very good facilities including boat launch, tables and even a pavallion that could be reserved by visiting the city office. This was all some 30-40 years ago but I believe the park is still there.

Visited July 2012
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Huge marshland reserve”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Wall-to-wall-alligators, great wetlands with shorebirds at the right seasons, easy driving and viewing from the car. Plus an incredibly well-stocked shop, especially for wildlife and bird books.

Visited April 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Great experience birding..snakes gators lizards and mosquitos.. Skillern tract is hikeable and exceptional for handicap .Great paved path easy to do with wheelchairs and walkers..Shoveler pond is a tidy little driving loop..your tax dollars and birdstamp dollars were well spent Main visitor center has a great boardwalk into the cypress swamp

Visited April 2013
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Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A great place for birding”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This turned out to be just a bit hard to find (the guides we had were a bit vague), but it was well worth the trouble. Anahuac is a large wetlands refuge and there are several refuge roads which cut through it. We didn't have time to do much exploring, but we spent better than an hour on the loop road (which was not signed -- we deduced its location from the map). The loop road is a one-way paved road 2-3 miles long with a few areas to get out, including one nice-looking boardwalk we didn't stop at for want of time.) The area was full of birds (and on both sides of the road) and it just got better as dusk approached. Good sightlines, lots of birds, not too busy. Who could ask for more?

Visited March 2013
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loveslakes
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great for Birders”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The park has been mostly restored since the hurricanes, and the birds are plentiful. This trip was a rainy cold day, so spotting the wildlife was tough, but this is a wonderful habitat.

Visited March 2013
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