Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Status Update

Dear visitors, friends and neighbors,

In keeping with guidance from the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution, we are continuing to suspend operations of the Welcome Center at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. We are continuing to host virtual events and starting to host some limited onsite events and tours again. The refuge land, including trails and outdoor recreational activities, remain open every day of the week from 6am to 6pm for your enjoyment.

We encourage you to:

•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.

•Follow CDC guidelines for COVID Safety including wearing a mask and following travel quarantine requirements.

•Please postpone your visit if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick in the last 14 days.

Please visit refuge information kiosks or brochure boxes for visitor information and refuge maps. Refuge lands remain open 6am-6pm, 7 days a week. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available. More information is available by emailing