Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio

Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. There are now more than 200 Friends groups, with about 10 new organizations created each year. Some support a single refuge while others are connected to a refuge complex or an entire state.

Friends organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation. Friends organizations are essential to helping millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.

Please read more about Friends groups on the National Wildlife Refuge Associations site:
Arrange your visit to Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Antonio using our San Antonio planning tool.
Create an itinerary including Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
517 reviews
  • I visited too late in the year to see the Sandhill Cranes. I did however get photographs of a Great Blue Heron, a flock of Mottled and Mexican Ducks, and Mule Deer. Also spotted but to far away to...  more »
  • I just happened upon this extraordinary place in November, 2019, and it just happened to be a couple of days before the Crane Festival. It turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of my....  more »
  • Yes, there is much more activity in the winter time and I have often been here for Thanksgiving to take pictures of the migrating cranes and snow geese, but it is also fun to visit in the summertime. There is still wildlife, though not quite as obvious, there are less people, and it is always interesting to drive the summer roads and compare the differences in the refuge between the summer conditions and the winter conditions.
  • Plan to be here for hours. Give enough for the walks to see the birds & wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the day
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in San Antonio

Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from San Antonio

Duration: 4 hours
Duration: 30 minutes