U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Guam National Wildlife Refuge
Reduced Visitor Services Hours
Guam National Wildlife Refuge is reducing visitor services at the Refuge from seven to four days a week. The Refuge will be open on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, from September 14, 2016, to March 17, 2017. Hours of operation will remain the same, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. After a trial period of six months, the reduction in hours will be reassessed to see if it is possible to reopen on a six or seven day a week schedule.
The Guam National Wildlife Refuge at Puntan Litekyan (Ritidian Point) which means “a stirring place” in the Native language, Chamoru, is located along the northernmost coast of Guam in Yigo (Rt. 3-A)
To get to the Refuge:
Access Route-3 from Marine Corps Drive (Route 1) or from Andersen AFB Gate, (turn right). Travel (north from Marine Drive) or (south from Andersen) on Route-3 till you get to Potts Junction Rt. 3-A. Make turn at Potts Junction and proceed for 4.5 miles (Guam NWR sign), bear left and continue downhill for 1.5 miles to the Refuge gate. PLEASE OBSERVE ALL POSTED TRAFFIC SIGNS.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE RITIDIAN REFUGE UNIT
Note: There are no lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk. For visitors' safety the refuge requests visitors stay close to shore, avoid cuts in the reef, be aware of rip currents (go to http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ripcurrent.html) and what to do (go to http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/ripcurrentfeature/) if they get caught in one, and do NOT go beyond the reef.
Fishing is allowed (Talaya (cast net), Rod & Reel and spear only)
No pets allowed (Violators may be cited and will be asked to leave the Refuge)
There is potable water available at Visitor’s Center
There are no showers, bathroom (portable toilets only) or changing facilities
There are no snack or drink vending machines available
Cellular phone reception is available for Docomo, & I-Connect Customers
A land-line Emergency telephone is available in front of the Visitor/Nature Center. Dial 99, then the number. Local numbers only, DO NOT dial 671.