One of the hidden gems of South Texas, Alamo’s Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, has reopened its doors! If you’ve never visited the refuge, then now is the time! It’s home to 400 bird species and 450 varieties of plants. Located at South Alamo Rd. and Military Highway, this spot is perfect for an afternoon getaway. Here’s what you should know about it.
As the world adjusts to a new normal amid COVID-19, the refuge has enforced a few new rules:
- It will be open every day from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM.
- Everyone must social distance and wear masks when distancing isn’t possible.
- The visitor’s center is closed until further notice.
- The refuge will not be collecting daily admission fees or selling commemorative duck stamps.
- Biking is only allowed on Wildlife Dr. and Bobcat Rd.
- Public restrooms are closed, but portable restrooms near the picnic area and observation tower are open.
- The observation tower and canopy bridge are closed.
- Bring plenty of water and bug spray.
An Ecotourism Hotspot in the Rio Grande Valley
For more information about how Alamo nurtures ecotourism or about local incentives for businesses, contact the Alamo EDC today.