The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a 34,000-acre wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas, west of the town of High Island, Texas. The meandering bayous of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge cut through ancient flood plains, creating vast expanses of coastal marsh and prairie bordering East Galveston Bay in southeast Texas. The marshes and prairies are host or home to an abundance of wildlife, from migratory birds, to alligators, to bobcats, and more.
Some of the best wade fishing in Texas can be found on the refuge's shoreline. Whether you are wading or launching a boat, anglers looking for speckled trout, redfish and southern flounder can enjoy free access 24 hours a day on the refuge. Two boat ramps provide access to East Bay and Oyster Bayou. Three fishing piers on the Skillern Tract provide excellent opportunities to enjoy freshwater fishing as well. Waterfowl hunting opportunities are also available seasonally on Anahuac NWR. Blue and green-winged teal, mottled duck, gadwall, pintail and shoveler are a few of the species hunted among the different hunt units.