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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center/USFWSWelcome to the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center:
The refuge is open Monday through Saturday year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset).  No entrance fee is required.  Visitor Center hours are from 7:30 am to 4 pm (MDT) Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (MDT).  Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures, and checklists and let you know what's happening on the refuge.  This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted.

Please note:  The entrance gate is timed to open at sunrise and close at sunset Monday through Friday.

Special Events and Activities:
The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities for visitors!  Check out the Events Calendar and For Educator pages for fun things to do.  Go to our refuge Facebook Page and see whats being shared today.   

Climate Extremes:
Come prepared for unpredictable weather with hat, sunglasses, water, and layers of clothing. Summer temperatures can soar to 100 degrees and then cool down considerably at night; you can expect early afternoon monsoon rains from July into September.  Winter temperatures can be cold and skies are frequently clear; at night the temperature can approach the freeze mark. You can expect an occasional skiff of snow. 

Directions:
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters is located 50 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is about ¼ mile west of Interstate 25 at exit 169.  The lat/long is 34.351990, -106.885147.  

For information on nearby lodging and businesses, contact:
Page Photo Credits — Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center/USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013
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