Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    Bilingual Newsletter

    The official 2018 Newsletter of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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A Variety of Trails Available

We have a variety of hiking, biking and observation trails for you to experience. Please visit your refuge soon!

Hiking, Biking, Trail Maps and more


Bicycling at Cabo Rojo

Download our tearsheet for an overview of the refuge.

Cabo Rojo Tearsheet - 2014
Visitor Center Hours

Enjoy your Visit!

Cabo Rojo NWR Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. | Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Interpretive Center Thursday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Plan your Visit

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife 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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