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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

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1531 County Road 1248, Muleshoe, TX 79347
+1 806-946-3341
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Watch The Scaled Quail Run!

My wife and I traveled here in March and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge. This NWR is located in... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
New York Mills, MN, United States
Amazing Isolation

I do think this is a hidden gem in the Texas panhandle. This is a great place to kind of get lost... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Raul M
Muleshoe, Texas
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1531 County Road 1248, Muleshoe, TX 79347
+1 806-946-3341
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge. This NWR is located in north west Texas near the town of Muleshoe. It has no entrance fee, but if you have a current Federal Duck Stamp the entrance fee is waved...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I do think this is a hidden gem in the Texas panhandle. This is a great place to kind of get lost and appreciate the landscape. It is not flat like the surrounding agricultural land, and if you pay close attention you can see lots...More

Thank Raul M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We found this refuge while just wandering around west Texas. So glad we went. It was nearing sunset when we got there so many of the animals were out. We saw rabbits, Jack rabbits, a couple of burrowing owls, and a ton of Prairie dogs....More

Thank kfl51
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is the first refuge established in Texas. You think of this region of Texas being flat, but the refuge itself has mesas and three saline lakes. The refuge has a variety of wildlife from the famous sandhill cranes during their...More

1  Thank ChristenaS
Reviewed 27 February 2015

there are a handful of lakes that you can drive to. It is a very peaceful place especially at dusk and dawn. My husband and I saw a pair of great horned owls pretty close up. Also saw prairie dogs, sandhill cranes, and a coyote....More

3  Thank Kristen s
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The lesser Sandhill Cranes are the big draw (up to 250,000 have been seen here one winter). Come for cranes November through March. Bring binoculars and if you have one, a spotting scope. They feed in and around the refuge, often far from a road....More

6  Thank Edge W
Reviewed 29 December 2013

There are 3 lakes in the Wildlife refuge. The two on the west side, that includes the campground and park headquarters are dry salt beds from the drought. Go a little further north along the highway and there is a turn off on the right,...More

4  Thank G C
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I wanted to do something "outdoorsy" for my birthday in January and this was the closest place to where we live, and we had never been so we decided to try it. I enjoyed walking on the lake's beach and found several interesting rocks, shells...More

4  Thank Christy B
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This place is great, especially if you want to see large populations of Sand-hill Cranes coming in to roost for the night during late fall and winter! There are two parts to it, one on the west side, that includes the park headquarters, then a...More

1  Thank Joel C
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Lots of wildlife if you slow down and look. Mule deer in rut were awesome. Lucked into a bobcat. Not many cranes but a few. Very dry drought has taken its toll. Glad we have places like this so the animals can survive. Evenings were...More

Thank Zinger1256
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