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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Family worship road trip

We drove north from east grand plains ,drove into the place saw lots of bird,sandhill... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roswell, New Mexico
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"When a lake is much more than it seems."

My wife and I travelled to Roswell, NM (yes, THAT Roswell) on business. During the week I indulged... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Tomball, Texas
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“gravel road”(4 reviews)
Home to thousands of migratory birds, deer, bob cats and badgers, visitors to this refuge can view and photgraph wildlife from several observation platforms.
4200 E Pine Lodge Rd, Roswell, NM 88201-9220
+1 505-622-6755
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All reviews visitor center bring binoculars gravel road slow drive pecos river auto tour beautiful area couple of hours great place to visit state park bottomless lakes new mexico dragonflies dragonfly ducks coots visitors
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove north from east grand plains ,drove into the place saw lots of bird,sandhill cranes,possibly some swans, wood ducks etc.

Thank R305POmichaelt
Reviewed September 12, 2018

My wife and I travelled to Roswell, NM (yes, THAT Roswell) on business. During the week I indulged in souvenir shopping, alien hunting, and hard liquor purchases in convenience stores, drug stores, Wal Marts, grocery stores, … etc. Yes, I'm from TEXAS! We don't have...More

Thank thePepperzonian
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t get out and hike - the temperature was near 100. We did the auto loop tour on an improved gravel road. My husband had a strong zoom lens on his camera and was able to see many birds in high detail. I was...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Did the drive and watched the birds Great folks at the Visitors Centre and it’s well planned out A lazy slow drive and it al depends how much time you want to devote to the birds Wonderful landscape

1  Thank yvonnew21
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Its a beautiful place to watch ducks and hundreds of flying birds. Not much to say about the place except to watch birds seasonal for some birds.

2  Thank staiger2012
Reviewed November 10, 2017

The visitor center is not very big. I would have liked to be able to hear the sounds of the migratory birds of this area on a device in the visitor center. Maybe, I missed. The drive around the water area does not allow to...More

4  Thank LSveritasParis
Reviewed October 26, 2017

drove in on a holiday, so the visitor center was closed, but we walked around, then drove along the road on a tour, looking at the wildlife and waters, cliffs etc.

Thank alranlom
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Home to several species of migratory birds, this lovely area just outside of Roswell is a great place to visit if you want to get a look at some wildlife. In addition to the visitor's center, there's a scenic drive and several hiking trails.

Thank CMN14
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Starting with the great displays at the visitors center, with it's knowledgeable staff, Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for birding (especially waterfowl and shore birds), Dragonflies, and unique area that attracts and nourishes these forms of life.

Thank nmtrog
Reviewed September 21, 2017

If you don't know Roswell, you would not expect to find this marshy area where birds stop over on their migration. The Refuge often has special events like Dragon Fly day, but the big attraction are the birds, Fishing also allowed in some areas.

Thank morriss003
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Response from Trickstersawpix | Reviewed this property |
I would give my time to the Bosque. Although I like Bitter Lake a lot, personally I find the Bosque more picturesque. Enjoy your travel.