Welcome to Chambers County, Texas! We are located between Houston and Beaumont, on both sides of I-10, essentially from Baytown to Winnie. With miles of coastline, fresh and salt water, coastal marsh, mature woodlands, and coastal prairie, the resources abound. A few notable sites in the county include the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Visitor Center (Texas Chenier Plain Visitor Center), and The Trinity River Island Recreation Area – part of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wallisville Project, conserving over 23,000 acres! You can visit a working vineyard, pick your own berries on a farm, paddle along a bayou (creek), birdwatch, hunt or fish – freshwater or saltwater! We invite you to come enjoy what Chambers County has to offer: fun!
Additional information about Chambers County weather, click here.
Below are links to MAPS showing a mix of selected sites and activities in the County.
- Chambers County Adventure
- Chambers County Agritourism
- Chambers County Birding
- Chambers County Fishing
- Chambers County Hunting
Map showing a mix of all selected activities in the County
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You may enjoy some Chambers County History as provided by the Texas State Historical Association. The county has historical markers in many of the recreational sites to illustrate the colorful past and define significance to its place in Texas history.
Links to local Chambers of Commerce are provide below for more information about areas of the county.
Things to Do: Visit the new (2011) visitor center for the southeast Texas US Fish and Wildlife refuges, including Anahuac NWR and McFaddin NWR, called the Texas Chenier Plain Visitor Center. It is located two miles south of I-10 on Hwy. 563, alongside Lake Anahuac. Address: Texas Chenier Plain Refuges Complex, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, Texas 77514 Phone:(409) 267-3337. The Visitor Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but the boardwalk is open daily, 365 days a year.
The Visitor Center provides information on nature sightseeing and other activities and features a high-quality interactive interpretive display which includes an airboat ride simulator, and an elevated boardwalk through a cypress tree swamp alongside Lake Anahuac.
Places to Stay: A variety of motels is available in the county. In the eastern portion of the county, most motels are located in Winnie; in the western portion of the county, most motels are located in Baytown. Lodging sites are listed on the area lodging page.
Chambers County, TX, gets 53 inches of rain per year (the US average is 37). Snowfall is 0 inches, which makes a winter visit mighty inviting as the average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 90.
On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Chambers County, TX. The July high is around 92 degrees and the January low is 42, which makes for very pleasant spring and fall (highs in the 70′s and lows in the 50′s). The UV index average is 5.7, so bring SPF lipbalm and sunscreen, and your hat of choice.
|Avg. July High||92|
|Avg. Jan. Low||42.3|
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Things to Know or Bring: In addition to your normal travel clothes make sure you bring appropriate gear for your activity. Binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, SPF lipbalm, and sun hat/cap should be on your list regardless of activity. Be sure to bring out everything you bring in, and if you encounter a piece of litter, pick it up and place it in a proper trash container. This will help continue the quality of outdoor experiences here and protect wildlife.