Trip Planner: USA / New Mexico / San Antonio / Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. There are now more than 200 Friends groups, with about 10 new organizations created each year. Some support a single refuge while others are connected to a refuge complex or an entire state.Arrange your visit to Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Antonio using our San Antonio planning tool.
Friends organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation. Friends organizations are essential to helping millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.
Please read more about Friends groups on the National Wildlife Refuge Associations site:
Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge reviews
I just happened upon this extraordinary place in November, 2019, and it just happened to be a couple of days before the Crane Festival. It turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of my.... more »
Not far from Socorro, NM. Once you get on old highway 85 or highway 1 in San Antonio, NM, just after you see the Bosque RV park, there are ponds on the west side of the road, we felt that is the best.... more »
Yes, there is much more activity in the winter time and I have often been here for Thanksgiving to take pictures of the migrating cranes and snow geese, but it is also fun to visit in the summertime. There is still wildlife, though not quite as obvious, there are less people, and it is always interesting to drive the summer roads and compare the differences in the refuge between the summer conditions and the winter conditions.
Plan to be here for hours. Give enough for the walks to see the birds & wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the day
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