San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge2714 Dairy Road (Do not use for mailing)Vernalis, CA 95385San Luis NWR Complex Headquarters and Visitor Center7376 S. Wolfsen Road (Do not use for mailing)Los Banos, CA 93635Mailing AddressSan Luis NWR ComplexP.O. Box 2176Los Banos, CA 93635Phone: 209/826-3508Fax: 209/826-1445Driving Directions
Please note that ALL areas of the refuge are closed to
public entry unless otherwise explicitly posted as a nature
trail, wildlife observation area, or parking lot. National Wildlife Refuges are managed for
HoursThe Pelican Nature Trail is open daily year round from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.The Beckwith Road wildlife viewing area is open daily from mid-October to mid-March from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
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Riparian brush rabbits are possibly California's most endangered mammal. By the 1990s, their numbers dwindled to near extinction due to habitat loss and degradation. The Refuge is home to the largest wild population of riparian brush rabbits in the world.