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  • Refuge open daily, sunrise to sunset. Use self-pay station outside the Visitor Center if Visitor Center is closed.  $3 per vehicle entrance fee.

  • Bayside Drive, the refuge's 14 mile auto tour loop, is temporarily CLOSED to private vehicle traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians to protect endangered ocelots.  

  • Buena Vista Road is open. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH!

  • Refuge walking and biking trails are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

  • Visitor Center is closed. Call 956 748-3607, ext. 111 for information.

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About Your Donation

Be assured that 100% of your donation will benefit wildlife.  


Donations are used for high priority refuge projects such as:


Habitat Acquisition - To acquire high priority wildlife habitat as opportunities arise. Properties may be secured and held by Friends until the refuge (USF&W) acquires funding and completes acquisition protocols. 


Habitat Management - Restoration, revegetation, prescribed burning, research, etc.


Ocelot Conservation - Ocelot research, management, translocation, and habitat management, improvement, and restoration.


Aplomado Falcon Conservation - Aplomado falcon research and management, and habitat management, improvement, and restoration.


Feed The Birds - Provides food for feeders and upkeep of feeding stations and water features at bird viewing areas around the visitor center.

Other Donations

If you are interested in making a more substantial contribution to the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact us directly.

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