Bosque del Apache seeking comments on proposed refuge use: non-commercial plant collection

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite public review and comment on a Compatibility Determination for non-commercial plant gathering at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, NM. Check out the draft compatibility determination here

North Extension Road to close

The North Extension Road will close starting on Friday, March 1st. The North Loop will remain open. 

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is located in San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico. Situated between the Chupadera Mountains to the west and the San Pascual Mountains to the east, the 57,331 acre Bosque del Apache was established in 1939 to provide a critical stopover site for migrating waterfowl. The refuge is well known for the tens of thousands of cranes, geese, and ducks who winter here each year. Over 30,000 acres of Bosque del Apache are designated wilderness.
Spring 2024 Youth Turkey Hunt Lottery Now Open

The lottery registration for the 2024 Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Youth Turkey Hunt is now open. 

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Visit Us

​​​​​At Bosque del Apache, seasonal wildlife attracts visitors from around the world to participate in wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and interpretation. Additional opportunities for environmental education, hunting, and fishing may also be seasonally available.  

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is located in San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico. Situated between the Chupadera Mountains to the west and the San Pascual Mountains to the east, the 57,331 acre Bosque del Apache was established in 1939 to provide a critical stopover site for migrating waterfowl. The refuge is well known for the tens of thousands of cranes, geese, and ducks who winter here each year. Over 30,000 acres of Bosque del Apache are designated wilderness.  

      Our Species

      Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is well known as an overwintering location for thousands of cranes, ducks, and geese. Additionally, Bosque del Apache is a year-round or seasonal home for four threatened or endangered species.