Plan Your Visit

Visitor Center exterior entrance / Jenny and Oliver Davis ©

Welcome to Imperial National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center:
Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists, and let you know what is happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted.

The visitor center is staffed by volunteers and the hours vary by season. Please call in advance, especially during summer hours. The headquarters and visitor center are closed for federal holidays.

Winter -- November 15 - March 31
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday through Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm

Summer -- April 1 – November 14
Monday through Friday - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Staff may be in the field and unavailable, please call ahead to confirm - (928) 783-3371 

Enjoy the Refuge:
The refuge offers wildlife-dependent recreation, including opportunities for wildlife watching and photography, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating. Refuge trails are open 365 days a year. Overnight camping is not permitted. Please see the Visitor Activities page for more information on how you can enjoy the refuge. 

From Yuma/Quartzite: Take Highway 95 (north from Yuma or south from Quartzite) and turn west onto Martinez Lake Road located between mile markers 46 and 47. Continue on Martinez Lake Road for approximately 10 miles. Turn north onto Red Cloud Mine Road. Follow the brown signs for three miles to the refuge and visitor center.

The refuge GPS coordinates are 32.99822, -114.48663.