Plan Your Visit

Migrants Mile wooden boardwalk across the marsh

Quivira has 22,135 acres to explore.  All seasons have unique specialties.

Refuge hours:  daily, from 1-1/2 hours before sunrise to 1-1/2 hours after sunset.  No camping or overnight stay is permitted.

Visitor Center hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Quivira can be explored in a variety of ways.  The Refuge is open daily from 1 1/2 hours before sunrise to 1 1/2 hours after sunset.  Drive the roads, hike the landscape, or just watch nature.  If possible, start your visit at the Visitor Center, located in the south end of the Refuge.  To guide you, click on the Maps link on the right side of this page.


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Visitor Center

Quivira's Visitor Center is located at the south end of the Refuge, overlooking Little Salt Marsh.  Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, but it is sometimes open on weekends during spring and fall.  Call the Refuge during weekly business hours (same as above) to get any updates on operational hours.

Other facilities:

Red-winged Blackbird perched on spotting scope next to Big Salt Marsh

Telescope for visitors along the Wildlife Drive

Several miles of maintained hiking trails are available at Quivira.


1.  Wayside Interpretive Signs describing Quivira features and management.

2.  An Observation Tower at Little Salt Marsh.

3.  Two photo blinds.

4.  Over 30 marked parking areas.

5.  An observation platform, equipped with a spotting scope, along the Wildlife Drive.

6.  Restrooms at two locations.

7.  Over 40 miles of roads within, or alongside, Refuge boundaries.


  A section of the Migrants Mile Trail through a stand of trees

Migrants Mile Trail 


 Authorized vehicles only sign 2
Note:  Vehicles are not permitted on roads with this sign