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Landscape3_512x219Welcome to San Andres National Wildlife Refuge.

Refuge Headquarters 

The refuge office is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm (MDT).

This is where the business of the refuge is conducted and it is closed on weekends and federal holidays. Before coming to the headquarters, visitors are encouraged to call in advance or make an appointment in case refuge staff is off site.

Refuge Lands:
With the exception of occasionally scheduled tours for education or research groups, the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge is closed to the public for safety and security concerns. The refuge is completely surrounded by the 2.2 million-acre White Sands Missile Range, the largest military installation in the United States. * Please note: Other than the public museum, cameras are prohibited on the White Sands Missile Range.

For a magnificent view of the San Andres Mountain Range, visit the interpretive kiosk at San Augustine Pass on Highway 70 (south side) between Las Cruces and Alamogordo.

The refuge office is located 10 miles east of the I-25 and Highway 70 intersection (Exit 6) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The building is on the north side of Highway 70.

The lat/long is 32.411800, -106.639920.

Page Photo Credits — Salt Canyon Landscape / Mara Weisenberger
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2013
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