The second largest preserve in the Coachella Valley Preserve System, the refuge was originally designed to protect the endangered Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard. Because it’s fed by the springs along the San Andreas Fault line, a rare and fragile habitat type has been created called palm woodland oasis and desert wetland. This offers a unique sanctuary for many migratory birds and bats along their journey and provides comforting shelter for many desert animal species.
The preserve is open for hiking and picnicking year-round. With a variety of trails from easy to moderately difficult on more than 18,000 acres, there’s no shortage of exploration to awaken your adventurous side. Built in the 1930s, a charming Visitor’s Center sits at the heart of the preserve and offers a history of the area. Come for an afternoon or a full day and get back to nature.
"Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge" — 03/15/2018
"Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge"
Would recommend for both children and adults. A wonderful way to spend with nature.
"Loving It" — 03/07/2018