Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

Current Refuge Status - Nov 13, 2020

The Refuge is currently open during normal hours - all tour routes, trails, and fishing lots are open. The visitor center is temp. closed.

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Refuge Status

November 13, 2020

The Refuge is currently open during normal visitation hours (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset). All auto tour routes, nature trails, and fishing lots are open. The San Luis NWR visitor center is temporarily closed.

Waterfowl Hunt Program

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Learn about waterfowl hunt program procedures at the San Luis NWR.

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Upcoming Public Events

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Stay in the loop on upcoming tours and special events.

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San Luis NWRC Visitor Center

San Luis Visitor Center by Brad R. Lewis

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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Baby Birds & Injured Wildlife - What to Do

Great Horned Owl on Nest by Rick Lewis

A frequent call we receive is, “I’ve found a baby bird. What do I do?” The best thing to do is leave it alone. More often than not, parent birds are keeping an eye on it, feeding it and driving away potential predators. If needed, you can carefully move it to under a nearby shrub or other shaded spot. If you find an injured bird, or other injured wildlife, please do not bring it to the wildlife refuge. The refuge is not equipped to care for injured or orphaned wildlife. Instead, locate a wildlife rehabilitation facility near you (continue reading for a link). Remember, birds have been successfully raising the next generation for millions of years with little help from humans...

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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

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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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