Plan Your Visit

Refuge entrance sign/J. Greff

Welcome to San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge. 

The refuge headquarters building is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.  It is located separately from the refuge. 

Visitors are encouraged to stop here for information on San Bernardino or Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge, which is the other refuge administered by this station.

Bring your Blue Goose Passport Book and have it stamped during your visit.   

Explore the Refuge
San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge is open five days a week during daylight hours for for a variety of visitor activities including; wildlife-related activities such as wildlife watching and photography, hiking, and seasonal hunting. 

Exploring San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge takes an adventurer’s spirit.  Its remoteness can make accessibility challenging.  The refuge is open to foot-traffic only and refuge gates remain closed and locked. 

Come Prepared
Remember that when you visit the refuge you are in a desert environment, as well as along an international border.  Come prepared and be sure to take certain precautions. 

The headquarters is located separately from the refuge about twelve miles north of Douglas along Highway 191.  The physical street address is 7628 North Highway 191, West San Gabriel Road. 

GPS coordinates to the refuge headquarters are 31.50894 N, 109.65125 W.
GPS Coordinates for the refuge main gate are 31.34558 N, 109.28302 W. 

From Douglas to the refuge headquarters:  The headquarters are located on Highway 191 approximately 11.3 miles north of the Highway 80 and Highway 191 junction, four miles west of Douglas. 

From Douglas to the refuge:  From 15th Street, go east (15th St. becomes Geronimo Trail).  The refuge is approximately 14.5 miles east of Douglas on Geronimo Trail.  

From Interstate 10 East to the refuge:  Take exit # 303 at Benson.  Drive through Benson and follow signs to Tombstone.  Almost three miles south of Tombstone, turn left onto Davis Road.  Stay on Davis Road for 26 miles.  At the second stop sign, turn right onto Highway 191.  The entrance to the refuge headquarters is seven miles south of Davis Road on the right hand side of Highway 191.  The Office is one mile west of Highway 191. 

From Interstate 10 West to the refuge:  Take exit 5 at Road Forks, New Mexico.  Stay on Highway 80 through Douglas and turn right at Highway 191.  Approximately 11.3 miles turn left onto the refuge headquarters entrance road.  The headquarters is one mile west.