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About Friends of Bitter Lake

The Friends of Bitter Lake NWR, is a non-profit organization that is organized to support ongoing efforts in the preservation of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To promote appreciation and conservation of the wildlife habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences. We have some great resources on our site for you, including Visitor Information, Hiking Trails, Bird Lists, Nature Store Hours, and Events. 

The Visitor Center is open Monday through
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Refuge is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.


Bike Trail, 2 miles

Butterfly Trail, 0.3 miles

Desert Uplands Trail, 0.3 miles

Oxbow Trail, 1.75 miles

Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge Sunset
Western burrowing owl
Red-winged blackbird
Canada goose
Red-winged Blackbird
Cranes in flight
Waterfowl in flight
Common Merganser / © Powell
American white pelican
Flurry of feathers / © John

4200 East Pine Lodge Road

Roswell, NM 88201


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