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Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is home to 3,200 species of plants from the Sonoran Desert and beyond.

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge


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Though it officially became a national wildlife refuge in 1975, the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and its landscape has been managed for the benefit of wildlife since 1939 when it was established as a 'Game Range' and managed for desert bighorn sheep. Today, the refuge's management priorities are primarily focused on the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, bighorn sheep and lesser long-nosed bat. The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 860,000 acres, a portion of which are open to the public for wildlife related activities including wildlife watching and photography, primitive camping, limited hunting, and environmental education and interpretation. Almost all of the refuge is designated wilderness and it is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters set aside for the benefit of wildlife and you.

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
1611 N. 2nd Ave
Ajo, Arizona 85321

Phone: (520) 387-6483

Hours Of Operation:
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

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