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 November 16th, Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area is closed until further notice


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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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2020 Holiday Schedule
Office will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday, February 17th Washington’s Birthday


Monday, May 25th Memorial Day


Saturday, July 4th Independence Day

Monday, September 7th Labor Day

Monday, October 12th Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 26th Thanksgiving Day

Friday, December 25th Christmas Day

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