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Las Vegas
National Wildlife Refuge

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Route 1 Box 399
Las Vegas, NM   87701
Phone Number: 505-425-3581
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

All refuge lakes and ponds are periodically dried; thus are unable to support any type of sports fisheries. However, Lake McAllister Waterfowl Area, managed by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, stocks rainbow trout and offers seasonal angling. Regulations for this area are posted at the lake.

The refuge offers a limited dove and goose hunting season. Contact the refuge manager for drawing and permit information.

Come by the refuge office to pick up bird lists and other leaflets. Sharpen your birdwatching skills by studying the waterfowl, shorebird, and raptor mounts. A native prairie grass display reveals the complexity of grasses that together make a prairie healthy. Interpretive and environmental education programs are available by appointment for schools, community groups and organizations. Contact the Refuge for more information or to schedule a program. The staff welcomes your questions and comments.

Wildlife Observation
There are plenty of wildlife observation opportunities at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. Drive the 8-mile auto tour, visit the Crane Lake observation deck, or walk one of the trails on the refuge.

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The headquarters, prominently located on the state highway, is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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