National Wildlife Refuge
| 66600 Cibola Lake Road
Route 2, Box 1
Cibola, AZ 85328
Phone Number: 928-857-3253
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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
Cibola NWR is located in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River and surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes. The refuge encompasses both the historic Colorado River channel as well as a channelized portion constructed in the late 1960's. Along with these main waterbodies, several important backwaters are home to many wildlife species that reside in this portion of the Sonoran Desert. Because of the river's life sustaining water, wildlife here survive in an environment that reaches 120 degrees in the summer and receives an average of only 2 inches of rain per year. We invite you to visit and enjoy the many wildlife-oriented activities the refuge has to offer and enjoy the scenic beauty of this oasis in the desert.
Getting There . . .
Getting There: From Blythe, go approximately 3 miles west on I-10 to Neighbours Boulevard/78 exit. Go south on Neighbours for 12 milesto the Cibola Bridge. After crossing the bridge, continue south for 3.5 miles to headquarters.
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Management activities include restoring and flooding old river meanders and backwaters. In addition, much time is spent restoring native vegetation on the refuge. Dense stands of the exotic tree salt cedar must be removed before planting native species such as mesquite, cottonwood, and willow.
Management of farm fields along with restoration of wetlands and moist soil units provide habitat for thousands of Canada geese that migrate to Cibola in the winter.Learn More>>