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Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, CA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Overview

Coachella Valley Refuge contains the majority of critical habitat within the Coachella Valley Preserve for the Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard (Uma inornata). This threatened species is restricted to the refuge dune system and a few other small areas. The refuge also provides for the only significant acreage that is not subject to multiple uses from the recreating public; however, this system is in jeopardy as development threatens sand sources and their travel corridors. Coachella Valley Refuge is almost entirely closed to the public to protect the Coachella Valley Federally-listed threatened fringe-toed lizard. However, there is a trail that runs through a section of the refuge available for horseback riders.

Recreational Activities:

  • HIKING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Off Interstate 10 at the Cook St exit
Riverside County,CA,null
Phone: 760-348-5278

Directions:

Coachella Valley Refuge is located off Interstate 10 at Cook Street exit. Planned access point is on the west side of the refuge near School Chase Road.

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