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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will partially re-open on Wednesday, May 27. The facility will have enhanced safety measures that comply with CDC guidelines and Governor Abbott’s executive orders.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks, maintain appropriate social distances from others outside their party, and use hand sanitizer and wash their hands regularly.
  • No groups larger than five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
  • To avoid crowding there will not be any tram or hatchery tours offered.
  • The indoor portion of the visitor center, including the dive theater, gift shop, and Game Warden museum will remain closed.
  • Water fountains and vending machines will not be operational. Visitors can bring drinks. Bottled water will be available for purchase.

TFFC will be operating at approximately 25% visitor capacity. This will allow up to 100 people at the facility at any time. For information on current capacity, please follow the TFFC Facebook page and front entrance signage. Admission is temporarily reduced to $2.50 per guest. Visitors can enjoy all outside aquaria, recreational fishing (fishing poles will not be available for loan, but tackle and bait will be available), the Angler’s Pavilion, antique lure and fishing equipment exhibit, and wetland trail.

The Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) combines visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. Click here for days, hours, admission fees and directions.

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tffc is a facility of the Inland Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the state agency charged with the management and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Texas.