Activities

 

Late summer flood up brings mosquitoes making insect repellent a must. West Nile and Western Equine Encephalitis viruses are present on the refuge.

When driving the levee roads, be mindful of all posted speed limits and closed area signs. Several species of snakes are present on the refuge including western rattlesnakes so please, mind your step especially when walking the levee roads.

Questions?

If you have any further questions or concerns, please phone the refuge office at 661-725-2767. Literature is also provided in the office as well as the entrance kiosk. 

Related Documents

There are several printed brochures and maps available at the refuge office. Some of these are also available online for download. The links below will take you to pages where you can save these as PDF files to your computer or to your mobile device. 

Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex Brochure

The general brochure provides an overview of the facilities, habitats, and species that are managed at both Kern and Pixley National Wildlife Refuges, which make up the Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 

Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex Bird List

Listing of bird species, seasonal abundance, and information about rare sightings at Kern and Pixley National Wildlife Refuges. 

Waterfowl Hunt Opener Map for Kern NWR 2021-22

Map with information about hunting areas and facilities at Kern National Wildlife Refuge. 

Visitor Services Map for Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Map showing the refuge's auto tour route, wildlife observation deck, and other visitor facilities. 

Other Facilities in the Complex

Locations

Kern National Wildlife Refuge
10811 Corcoran Road Delano, CA 93215
Driving Directions

Traveling North or South from I-5, take exit 278 for CA-46E towards Wasco. Drive for 4.5 miles then turn left onto Corcoran Rd. In 10 miles, the Refuge Headquarters will be on your left. If you are traveling on CA-99 North, take exit 56 towards Glennville/Central Delano.Turn right onto Fremont St, then turn right onto Garces HWY and the refuge headquarters will be 19 miles straight ahead. If you are traveling on CA-99 South, take exit 56 towards Glennville/Central Delano. Turn left onto Ellington St, then turn right onto Garces HWY and the refuge headquarters will be 19 miles straight ahead.

Hours
Refuge Hours
Seven days a week.
From one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Refuge Office Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 am through 4:30 pm