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Temporary Closures at San Luis NWR: June 1 - August 31, 2019

Portions of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge will be temporarily closed from June 1 – August 31, 2019 due to construction to rehabilitate Wolfsen Road. During construction, Wolfsen Road will be closed to vehicle traffic, preventing visitor access to the main entrance of the San Luis NWR. Other public access areas of the refuge that are not entered using Wolfsen Road will remain open.

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Upcoming Public Events


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San Luis NWRC Visitor Center


The San Luis NWR Complex Visitor Center and Headquarters located on the San Luis NWR includes an exhibit hall with interactive educational exhibits on wildlife and habitats, tule elk viewing, a multi-purpose room to hold conservation meetings and conduct environmental education programs for schools, and is the administrative headquarters for the Complex.

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Explore the Refuge!


The Refuge features three auto tour routes and eight nature trails for the public to view and photograph wildlife in a natural setting. The Refuge also allows fishing at designated sites and has a large waterfowl hunting program.

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About the Complex

San Luis NWR Complex

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Luis NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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