Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Plains Trail Region
U.S. 60 between Hereford and Canyon Texas Umbarger, TX 79091 (806) 499-3382
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A valuable wintering area for migrating waterfowl, thousands of ducks and geese over-winter on Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge every year. Buffalo Lake NWR contains some of the best remaining shortgrass prairie in the United States, including 175 acres designated a National Natural Landmark. Shortgrass prairie ecosystems were historically maintained by annual grazing of migrating American bison. With the bison gone, this ecosystem is maintained by grazing cattle. Take a driving tour in your own vehicle, walk through a prairie dog town, or bring your camera and binoculars for a birding experience on the canyon trail. Sack lunch picknicking only is permitted, adn the refuge is open to the public in designated areas only.

Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. 60 between Hereford and Canyon Texas Umbarger, TX 79091

Admission

Free

Hours

October - March:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.