Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Directions: From Palm Springs follow Ramon Road approximately 10 miles, then N on Palm Canyon Drive for approximately 1 mile to preserve visitor station. From Indiogo W on Interstate 10, take Washington exit, follow Washington approximately 2 miles to Palm Canyon Drive, follow signs to visitor station.
Primary Wildlife: Threatened Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard and flat-tailed horned lizard (candidate species for federal listing).
Habitat: 13,000 acres consisting of palm oasis woodlands, perennial desert pools, and blow-sand habitat.
Recreation and Education: Wildlife observation, study and photography. Horseback riding limited to specified trails. Hiking along designated trails.
Special Note: The area has the state's second largest grove of native fan palms and also has the Coachelta milk-vetch, a species of special concern.
c/o Salton Sea NWR
P.O. Box 120
Calipatda, CA 92233-0120
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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