Enjoy Your Visit
The Refuge features three auto tour routes and eight nature trails for the public to view and photograph wildlife in a natural setting. The Refuge also allows fishing at designated sites and has a large waterfowl hunting program.Visitor Activities
About the Complex
The San Luis NWR Complex includes the San Luis NWR, Merced NWR, San Joaquin River NWR, and Grasslands Wildlife Management Area.
San Luis is managed as part of the San Luis NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Connect with the Refuge
2/17/2017 - The Waterfowl Auto Tour Route is temporarily closed due to wet and muddy conditions. The Chester, Sousa, and Winton nature trails are closed, as they are accessed from the tour route. The Tule Elk Auto Tour Route is open. Check back for status updates.
Want to see more wildlife today? Download the free DISCOVER NATURE(vs) app now!Learn how to download the App
The Refuge is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events throughout February!Learn more about public events
Mountain lions have been spotted in the vicinity of the Refuge. Here are some safety tips for traveling in mountain lion areas.Learn safety tips
The San Luis NWR played a key role in the recovery of tule elk. The elk are visible daily from the Tule Elk Auto Tour Route. Photo credit: Paul Prado
Page Photo Credits Tule Elk Banner (top of page) © Ray Freeman
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017