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Laguna Atascosa NWR

home to

an incredibly diverse habitat with over


417 birds

130 butterflies

45 mammals

44 reptiles

450 plants

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Texas residents can enjoy displaying the Save Texas Ocelots license plate. $22 of the $30 fee goes directly to the Ocelot Program at Laguna Atascosa!

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Free Activity Book! Download Bordercats

Felinos de la Frontera

Provided by Defenders of Wildlife!

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Introducing Brandon Jones,

New Manager at Laguna Atascosa

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge:

A Place Like No Other

Authored by J. David Book, this book chronicles the first 75 years of Laguna Atascosa. Anecdotes, personal accounts and lots of pictures provide for an entertaining and informative read.

$30 plus applicable tax & shipping.

Add the DVD, Laguna Atascosa: A South Texas Treasure for only $5 more!

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A Place Like No Other

Visiting the Refuge...


  • Refuge open daily, sunrise to sunset. Entry fees are currently waived.

  • Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive (formerly, Bayside Drive), is now open to hiking and biking only.

  • Buena Vista Road is open. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH!

  • Please do not drive or park on the dedicated bicycle lane.

  • Refuge walking and biking trails are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

  • Visitor Center is closed. Call 956-244-2019 for information.



Join Us in a Year Long Celebration

Laguna Atascosa turns 75

We are showcasing the amazing variety of animal and plant life found at Laguna Atascosa as part of the celebration. Please check often for new videos by Richard Moore throughout the year. Did you miss a video? No problem! Just click on this button to see the entire series.

The Texas Horned Lizard is an pretty fierce looking critter but it is really pretty docile. Learn more about this threatened reptile from Richard Moore. And be sure to look for one when you visit the refuge!