SW Native Aquatic Resources & Recovery Center
Southwest Region


Visitors are welcome to tour the facility during normal Visitor Center hours. A touch screen slide show presentation is offered in the Administrative Building as well as information panels and pamphlets. Both guided and self-guided tours are available.

Visitor Center Hours

Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 2:0 p.m.
Federal Holidays - Closed

Driving Directions

7116 Hatchery Rd, Dexter, NM

From Roswell:

  • Take Highway 285 south
  • Turn off onto Hwy 2 (Dexter/Hagerman), five miles outside of Roswell
  • Follow Hwy 2 for 12 miles into Dexter, NM
  • Continue on NM 190/Shawnee Rd across the railroad tracks
  • 1/2 mile from the railroad tracks turn right into the Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources & Recovery Center


We offer guided tours to groups or individuals. The Administrative center is wheelchair accessible, however the ponds are not. Restroom facilities and a small shaded area near the main building are available.

To schedule a guided tour please contact Michelle Bell at (575) 734-5910 ext. 10.

For self-guided tours stop by the front desk and the outreach team will be happy to direct you to the ponds that are best viewed during your visit.



Last updated: June 25, 2014