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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Located on the Rio Grande flyway, the park offers excellent birdwatching opportunities throughout the year. There are indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas overlooking ponds, a native plant garden, and a pollinator garden as well as access to the city-managed trails to the Rio Grande and Bosque. The Visitor Center offers informative displays and a unique Nature Shop. The park is day-use only, no camping. Leashed pets are allowed in the parking area and on the adjacent city trails only.

Park Elevation 4,968 ft

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is open Thursday – Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the Visitors Center remains closed due to COVID.

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Park: Th- Sun 8am–5pm
Visitor Center: 10am–5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day



2901 Candelaria Rd., NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107


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