National Wildlife Refuge
|P.O. Box 549
Muleshoe, TX 79347
Phone Number: 806-946-3341
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|Cholla in bloom. FWS photograph|
Grulla National Wildlife Refuge
Grulla National Wildlfie Refuge is located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, near the small town of Arch, approximately 25 miles northwest of Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. This 3,236-acre refuge is managed by the staff at Muleshoe NWR. More than 2,000 acres of the refuge is the saline lake bed of Salt Lake. When the lake holds sufficient water, Grulla NWR is a beneficial wintering area for lesser sandhill cranes. Ring-necked pheasant, scaled quail, and lesser prairie chicken are often seen on or near the refuge.
Getting There . . .
Directions from Muleshoe, Texas: Drive south on Highway 214 for 13 miles to Needmore, then follow FM 298 northwest approximately 15 miles to the New Mexico state line. Turn left onto the 1/2 mile long entrance road, which ends at a small parking area.
Directions from Portales, New Mexico: Drive approximately 25 miles southeast on Highway 88 to the Texas state line, then turn right onto the refuge entrance road.
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Cattle from adjacent lands have grazed on the refuge grasslands since 1969 when the land was acquired form the Bureau of Land Management and fencing the area was determined to be unfeasible.