Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge

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Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge

Texas

(580) 584-6211

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Overview

The Little Sandy NWR is a hunting and fishing club comprised of a 3,802 acre easement in Wood County, Texas. It is considered to be one of the most important bottom land hardwood areas in the state. Established December 18, 1986, it is not actively managed by the U.S Fish & Wildlife unless requested by the Club, but is managed by the Club in a manner beneficial to a great diversity of species. The easement, which restricts or prohibits habitat alteration, was accepted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve wintering and breeding habitat for waterfowl. The area provides excellent habitat for heron and egret nesting rookeries, alligators, wood storks, anhingas and a tremendous diversity of other species. The bottomland hardwood forest habitat is the only remaining virgin tract of such habitat remaining in the state. It contains one national champion tree and supports species such as bobcat, raccoon and deer. The refuge also provides habitat for a wide diversity of neotropical migrant birds. Site access is limited, so be sure to call ahead.

Map of LITTLE SANDY NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 32.336895, -95.148468

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge offers ample hiking opportunities in its pristine forests.

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The Little Sandy NWR is a hunting and fishing club comprised of a 3,802 acre easement in Wood County, Texas. It is considered to be one of the most important bottom land hardwood areas in the state. Established December 18, 1986, it is not actively managed by the U.S Fish & Wildlife unless requested by the Club, but is managed by the Club in a manner beneficial to a great diversity of species. The easement, which restricts or prohibits habitat alteration, was accepted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve wintering and breeding habitat for waterfowl. The several provide excellent habitat for heron and egret nesting rookeries, alligators, wood storks, anhingas and a tremendous diversity of other species. The bottomland hardwood forest habitat is, the only remaining virgin tract of such habitat remaining in the state. It contains one national champion tree and supports species such as bobcat, raccoon and deer, and provides habitat for a diversity of neotropical migrant birds. Access is by permission only, so be sure to call ahead.

Phone Numbers

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(580) 584-6211