Plan Your Visit


Welcome to Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge! 

Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center:
Closed to the public. 

Refuge Hours:
April 1 to October 30: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week
November 1 to March 31: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week

A $2 per vehicle per day fee is charged and an entry permit is required. Restroom facilities are available seven days a week.

Enjoying the Refuge:
During hours of operation, seven days a week, you can enjoy Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge's many wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and wildlife photography.

Refuge headquarters may be reached from U.S. 60 (east and west) and from Interstate 27 (north and south) to U.S. 60. The entrance road is located 1.5 miles south of Umbarger, Texas on F.M. 168. Umbarger is 10 miles west of Canyon and 20 miles east of Hereford on U.S. 60, approximately 30 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. The lat/long for navigation is 34.919517, -102.111118.


Click here for Buffalo Lake NWR Rules and Regulations.