Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

1611 N. 2nd Ave.
Ajo, AZ 85321- Map It
Phone: (520) 387-6483

AAA Editor Notes

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is at 1611 N. Second Ave.; an entry permit must be obtained at the visitor center. Created in 1939 for the conservation and development of natural wildlife resources and to protect Sonoran Desert wildlife, the 860,000-acre refuge protects desert bighorn sheep and such endangered species as the Sonoran pronghorn, ferruginous pygmy-owl and lesser long-nosed bat. During spring and fall migration periods, visitors may see warblers, swallows, hawks, towhees and falcons. Note: A four-wheel-drive vehicle is required on most of the refuge. Firearms are legal but shooting is not permitted. Campfires are allowed at three designated campsites: Papago Well, Tule Well and Christmas Pass Camp. At all other campsites, campers (except backpackers) must use charcoal with a ground pan or a propane cookstove.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4.