As with other Gulf Coast refuges, tremendous concentrations and variety of waterfowl are seen. The McFaddin Refuge contains one of the densest populations of American alligators in Texas. Public activities include wildlife observation, photography, waterfowl hunting, fishing and crabbing. McFaddin and Texas Point national wildlife refuges are to the south on the Gulf along Texas 87.
Refuge headquarters is in Sabine Pass. McFaddin Refuge office on Shell Oil Company road off Texas 87.