Visitor Information

Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area Visitors' and Education Center and site is open to the public free of charge. 


  • Go birding and wildlife watching
  • Read & research in the Dr. Richard Becker Library
  • Explore the area's habitats
  • Hike Whitfield's trail: 1 mile flat dirt trail at Whitfield
  • Visit the Rio Abajo Botanical Garden at Whitfield 

Address: 2424 Highway 47

Belen, NM 87002

Visiting Hours and Operation:


  • Starting February 25th, Whitfield grounds will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For the safety of our staff and visitors, the District Office/Visitor's Center building and restrooms will remain closed


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Valencia SWCD

PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday, May 31st Memorial Day


Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday


Monday, September 6th Labor Day

Monday, October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25th Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day

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