The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (8 am - to 5 pm). No entrance fees are required. The entrance gate is timed to open at 8 am and close at 5 pm seven days a week.
We offer quarterly special events which will be posted on our Events Calendar. If you are interested in scheduling a visit to the refuge, please contact the Refuge Manager.
At this time we don't have a Visitor Center; however we do offer parking, Porta potty's, and an information Kiosk.
Check back to this site routinely, as Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will offer opportunities to enjoy nature trails, environmental education, interpretation programs, workshops, and wildlife photography.
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is located 5 miles south of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Physical address of the Refuge is: 7851 2nd. St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105.
For visual directions to Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, please view the interactive map.While exploring the refuge, we have a few safely precautions to keep in mind:
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Land along the Rio Grande River has been protected for the State's newest wildlife refuge, including significant water rights to address restoration of the Middle Rio Grande. With all its 570 acres acquired, this urban jewel provides a place for people to get outside and truly enjoy nature within their own community.