Online Highways Home > Arizona > Douglas

San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

Search Douglas Arizona

The San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge is located on the U.S., Mexican border in Cochise County, Arizona, 17 miles east of the City of Douglas. Situated at 3,720 to 3,920 feet elevation in the bottom of a wide valley, the refuge encompasses a portion of the headwaters of the Yaqui River, a major river system that drains western Chihuahua and eastern Sonora, Mexico.

Acquired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1982, the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge was established for the protection of endangered and threatened native fishes of the Yaqui River. Black Draw, which flows through the middle of the refuge, supports a diverse riparian forest of Fremont cottonwood and black willow.

Originally a 2,309-acre ranch, the area has had a colorful history due principally to the presence of water and these events have left their mark on the landscape of the San Bernardino area through vegetation changes and man-made structures.

Location: P.O. Box 3509, 85608, Douglas Arizona 85609 Telephone 520-364-2104

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Douglas) Animal Health Care Center
(Douglas) Aventuras Del Norte
(Douglas) San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

10/18 Coming to The Douglas area
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
Tucson Greek Festival Tucson AZ September26-29 Of course, there is live Greek music, dancing, and our exquisite food. But there is even more for you to explore. There are different cooking demonstrations every day so that you can learn to replicate our pastries and delicious meals at home.