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Explore the Refuge

Explore the Refuge!


The 4-mile Pelican Nature Trail and Beckwith Road wildlife viewing area provide opportunities to view wildlife year round.

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About the Complex

San Luis NWR Complex

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The San Luis NWR Complex includes the San Luis NWR, Merced NWR, San Joaquin River NWR, and Grasslands Wildlife Management Area.

San Joaquin River is managed as part of the San Luis NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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San Luis NWRC Visitor Center


The San Luis NWR Complex Visitor Center and Headquarters located on the San Luis NWR includes an exhibit hall with interactive educational exhibits on wildlife and habitats, tule elk viewing, a multi-purpose room to hold conservation meetings and conduct environmental education programs for schools, and is the administrative headquarters for the Complex.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015
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