Sunrise flight / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it? 20 miles south of Blythe, California.

When was it established? 1964.

How big is it? 18,444 acres.

Why is it here? The refuge was originally established to protect habitat and provide wintering grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife.

What can I do there? Visitors can enjoy wildlife-dependent activities, including wildlife watching, hunting, fishing and hiking.

Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed on designated trails on a leash.

Can I bring and release wildlife on the refuge? Releasing any animal (wildlife or unwanted pets) on Cibola National Wildlife Refuge is illegal and subject to a fine.