• Coyote / USFWS

    A Desert Oasis

    Wildlife thrives in this environment where temperatures reach 120 degrees in the summer and the average rainfall is two inches per year.

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  • Treelined path / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©

    Enjoy, Explore, Learn!

    Get outside and explore Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, managed for the benefit of wildlife and you.

    Recreational Opportunities

  • Farming refuge crops / USFWS

    Ancestral Home

    The Yuma Tribes of the Colorado River farmed the river‘s floodplain, which flooded annually depositing rich soils for crops.

    About the Refuge

  • Informational sign at trail head / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©

    Where Wildlife Comes First

    National Wildlife Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore!


Seeking Public Input

December 6, 2019

The Southwest Arizona Refuges Complex is seeking public comments on draft compatibility determinations for the following uses: ackpacking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and frogging, commercial use, recreational boating, rock climbing, and wildlife observation. Comment period closes Dec. 17, 2019.

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Inconsistent Telephone Access

November 5, 2019

The refuge is experiences erratic telephone service. Calls may go through, but if the automatic voicemail system begins, refuge staff will not currently be able to retrieve those voicemails. If you need to speak with someone, please call back until a live person answers. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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2019 Hunt Draw Results

Hunt draw results for the 2019-2020 season have been published.

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US Fish and Wildlife encourages drivers to slow down and drive safely. With vehicle speed being a major factor in crashes and loss of life, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Officers will be conducting high-visible speed enforcement to promote traffic safety on Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.

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Visitor Center Hours & Scheduling

Visitor Center entrance / Oliver Davis ©

If you need to conduct business with the refuge or are planning to stop by the visitor center, you are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment. The Visitor Center is open during the winter (Nov 1st-Mar 14th) seven days a week, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm MST. In the summer months (Mar 15th-Oct 31st) the refuge has fewer volunteers and a lot of the refuge staff are out in the field. Call (928) 857-3253 for an appointment.

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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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