San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas

  • About the Refuge
  • Hunting and Fishing Regulations...
          • Public Hunt Areas - Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge
          • Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
          • San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
          • Sargent Permit Waterfowl Hunt Area (SBNWR)
              Permits for hunting in the Sargent Permit
              Waterfowl Hunt Area are assigned by lottery.
              See Waterfowl Lottery Application below.

          • Waterfowl Lottery Application for Sargent Waterfowl Hunt Area
  • Trail Maps...
         • San Bernard Auto Tour
         • Bobcat Woods Hiking Trail
         • San Bernard Oak Trail
         • Cedar Lake Creek Paddling Trail
       Photos     Guide
  • Other Maps....
          • Refuge map (USFWS)
          • Area map (USFWS)
          • Road map, annotated (FOBWR)
          • Road map (Google)
          • USGS topographic map (MyTopo)
          • USGS topographic map download info
  • USFWS website

  • San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1969, provides quality habitat for wintering migratory waterfowl and other bird life.   The 34,679-acre refuge is located in Brazoria and Matagorda counties, 12 miles west of Freeport, Texas.   The refuge includes coastal prairie, salt marsh with saltwater lakes, shallow freshwater lakes and marshes, intermittent streams and bottomland forest.   The refuge is a stop on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

    Auto Tours:

    Hiking Trails:

    Other Facilities:

    San Bernard NWR lies in six USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles as indicated in the following key map.   Click the map to download the USGS map from

    Cedar Lane Cedar Lane NE Jones Creek Sargent Cedar Lakes West Cedar Lakes East

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