The gates of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge are now opened to the public every day 8-5pm. The refuge offers monthly open houses and special events which will be posted on our Events Calendar, as well as tours by appointment. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please contact the Refuge Manager. Check back to this site routinely, as eventually Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will offer opportunities to enjoy nature trails, environmental education, interpretation programs, workshops, and wildlife photography.Directions: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is located 5 miles south of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While exploring the refuge, we have a few safely precautions to keep in mind:
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Land along the Rio Grande River has been protected for the State's newest wildlife refuge, including significant water rights to address restoration of the Middle Rio Grande. With all its 570 acres acquired, this urban jewel provides a place for people to get outside and truly enjoy nature within their own community.