Bathrooms Temporarily Closed

Headquarters Entrance Gate

In keeping with guidance from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending operations of the Headquarters Area and Visitor Contact Center at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and you--our friends and neighbors. Therefore, planned Refuge events and programs may not take place as scheduled.

Refuge lands, including nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, remain open and accessible to the public. Bathrooms are temporarily closed due a shortage of staff because of the Travis and Williamson Counties shelter in place orders. Please visit refuge information kiosks or brochure boxes for visitor information and refuge maps. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available.


More information is available by calling 512-339-9432 or emailing