Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge welcomes you, your friends, family and neighbors.
We are Growing!

The visitor Center is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm.
Refuge property will be open an hour before sunrise and an hour after sunset. 

The west side of the refuge has reopened! The new 2.5 mile Bosque Loop Trail is now open with access to the Rio Grande Bosque.

The North Field Loop trail is partially closed due to construction. Construction is expected to be completed March of 2023.


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

      Visitor Center Winter Holiday Hours & Closures

      Thursday, November 24th CLOSED- Thanksgiving Day

      *Tuesday, December 20th CLOSED
      *Wednesday, December 21st CLOSED
      *Full visitor center campus will be closed for water line work. No access to breezeway restrooms, no running water at refuge.

      Saturday, December 24th CLOSED- Christmas Eve

      Nature Store Holiday Hours:
      Thursday, November 24th CLOSED
      Friday, November 25th CLOSED
      Saturday, November 26th CLOSED
      *Tuesday, November 20th CLOSED
      *Wednesday, November 21st CLOSED
      Saturday, November 24th CLOSED

      Unless noted here regular visitor center hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Breezeway restrooms will remain open on all closed days *except during water line work December 18th through December 21st. 

      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

      Here you can find resources from across the Fish and Wildlife Service about threatened or endangered species.