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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 4200 E Pine Lodge Rd, Roswell, NM 88201-9220
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Home to thousands of migratory birds, deer, bob cats and badgers, visitors...

Home to thousands of migratory birds, deer, bob cats and badgers, visitors to this refuge can view and photgraph wildlife from several observation platforms.

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Wonderful Wild LIfe

This is a great place to see wild life. During the migration period the waters are covered in all types of water foul. We have seen cranes, ducks, geese and birds I could not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John B
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Roswell, New Mexico
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Roswell, New Mexico
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to see wild life. During the migration period the waters are covered in all types of water foul. We have seen cranes, ducks, geese and birds I could not identify. There is a really nice welcome center with a lot of information worth reading. The walking paths are nicely kept and the views are amazing.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by to see the area. Found it very peaceful and wished I had brought my Binoculars. There are many birds and wildlife this refuge supports. Who would of known this water was here. Excellent rocking chairs are available indoors if you do not want to hang out on the extensive terrace. Be sure to stop inside and read... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Roswell on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. Spent a few days in town doing touristy things, but really wanted to be out in nature. Perfect place for that is Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor center is wonderful with two informative films, a nice gift shop that has reasonable prices for items offered. There is a great view of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by briefly on my way to Albuquerque, and wish I had allotted more time for thoroughly exploring the refuge. Clearly a respite for birds and it was also pleasant and quiet for humans. It was fun to see so many Scaled Quail, swallows, and flycatchers near the visitor center.

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Thank Anne B
Grapeland, Texas
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499 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We love birding! We were here midday Monday and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We also had our dog and a picnic with us. My husband went into the Visitor Center and had a nice conversation with the couple manning the center. I explored the grounds around the center and we ended up having a lovely picnic at... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We arrived at 4:06 and the visiter center closes at 4:00. The ranger did give us a map and said feel free to drive around the refuge. We found black-legged stilts, white faced ibis, snowny egrets, American coots, and many others

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Houston, United States
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This place is close to town, but light years away from civilization. I was here on a spring Saturday morning and there were only a couple other people there. The place is quiet of human noise and full of nature and its noises. I spent several hours enjoying myself here. Well worth the visit and will go again.

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Thank Scott S
Roswell, New Mexico
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is a quiet, relaxing view of the desert and a great place to watch birds migrate. My wife and I go on occasion just to quietly watch the birds come in in the fall. It's a must if you want a quiet getaway.

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Emmaus
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604 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

This park is a great place to see all sorts of water birds: ducks, geese, shorebirds, cranes, etc. There is a nice visitor center at the north end, and pit toilets at the south end where there are also some walking trails,

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant place to stop and stretch legs. The kids didn't want to leave. Would have liked to stay longer myself.

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