Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge welcomes you, your friends, family and neighbors.

The visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.
The gates to the refuge property open an hour before sunrise and close an hour after sunset. The restrooms in the visitor center breezeway are open from 6 am to 6 pm every day. 

The new 2.5 mile Bosque Loop Trail is now open providing walking access to the Rio Grande Bosque. There is currently no public driving access across the refuge and no public parking on the refuge adjacent to the bosque. 

The North Field Loop trail is partially closed due to construction.

Pets are allowed on refuge trails. Please keep all pets on a 6 foot non-retractable leash and on designated trails at all times.


Visit Us

National Wildlife Refuges offer us a place to deepen our connections with the land, our families and friends, communities and self.  

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge welcomes you, your friends, family and neighbors. 

      What We Do

      The National Wildlife Refuge System is a series of lands and waters owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It drives everything we do from the purpose a refuge is established, to the recreational activities offered there, to the resource management tools we use. Selecting the right tools helps us ensure the survival of local plants and animals and helps fulfill the purpose of the refuge. 

      Our Species

      Welcome to our connected community! Plants and animals that all interact with each other are part of an ecological community. Find out what animals and plants are common at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.  

      Our Library

      Two black-footed ferrets poke their heads out of black pipes lying in tall grass to examine the photographer
      Here you can find resources from across the Fish and Wildlife Service about threatened or endangered species.