Open Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm PST. Here is where you can get more information on where to launch your boat, what areas of the refuge are open/closed for hunting or pick up maps and brochures. Don’t forget to have your National Wildlife Refuge System passport stamped. Directions: The refuge office is located at 317 Mesquite Avenue, Needles, CA 92363. The latitude and longitude are 34.837010, and -114.620274. From Interstate 40, exit on J Street and go southwest (uphill) 0.6 miles. Turn right at the refuge entrance sign and follow the signs to the administrative office. On holidays, after hours, and on weekends, a self-serve kiosk with refuge brochures and leaflets can be accessed by visitors. It is located in front of the administrative office.Access to Havasu Refuge – The refuge can be accessed from many different places, including from the lower Colorado River via boat and multiple roads. Please view the refuge map for additional information regarding how to travel to a particular area on the refuge.Boaters and hunters, be sure to closely review the hunting and fishing pages of this website for updated information on boat launch areas, hunt dates and the refuge’s rules and regulations. Remember, camping is not permitted on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
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Havasu Refuge is within the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory route along the western coast of the United States. Hundreds of birds stop here to rest and refuel during their long journey. Many species also breed and overwinter here. Because of its importance to birds, the refuge is considered an Important Bird Area in the state of Arizona. Come out and enjoy Havasu National Wildlife Refuge -- it's definitely for the birds.