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  • October 10: Tule Elk Day at San Luis NWR

    Come join us at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 10th for our 2nd Annual Tule Elk Day -- a celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California.  Participants will be able to observe and learn about the elk through a day of presentations, tours, exhibits and displays. 

    This event will provide the unique opportunity for visitors to observe the tule elk herd from inside their habitat.  Refuge staff will lead participants on tours inside the elk enclosure to learn about the rich natural history of the majestic elk.  There will be three tours.  Spots will be limited and available on a sign-up, first-come first-served basis.  Participants may begin signing up for the tours in advance by phone (209/826-3508); however, some spots will be reserved for sign-ups on-site the day of the event.  An individual calling in may reserve no more than two spots.

    Schedule of events for Saturday, October 10th:

    8:00 a.m. – Guided Elk Tour (sign-up required - a few spots set aside for walk-ups on the day)

    9:45 a.m. – Speaker Presentation about the Elk Program inside the Visitor Center

    10:45 a.m. -- Guided Elk Tour (sign-up required, a few spots set aside for walk-ups on the day)

    12:15 – Free time to see exhibits, displays, or just explore!

    12:30 p.m.  – Guided Elk Tour (sign-up required - a few spots set aside for walk-ups on the day)

    Call the Refuge Complex at 209/826-3508 for more information, driving directions, or to sign-up for one of the elk tours.  The San Luis NWR is located at 7376 S. Wolfsen Road off Hwy 165 north of Los Banos.

  • Photography Exhibit at the San Luis NWRC Visitor Center: Wildlife of the San Joaquin River NWR

    Photography Exhibit: Wildlife and Scenery from the San Joaquin River NWR by Rick Kimble on Display at the San Luis NWR Visitor Center

    7376 S. Wolfsen Road, Los Banos CA 93635  

    The San Luis NWR Complex is pleased to announce a special showing of wildlife photos by photographer Rick Kimble. Rick, an avid photographer and regular visitor to the Complex, is a Scientific Coordinator at the National Laboratory in Livermore. According to Rick, he “recharges his batteries by capturing images of nature.” This is the second photo display at the visitor center from Rick – this display features a variety of wildlife images and other scenes taken at the San Joaquin River NWR.

  • Contact Us

    Contact the Refuge Complex headquarters at 209/826-3508 with questions. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8am - 4:30pm.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015
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