Plan Your Visit

Visitor Center

Welcome to Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center 
Visitor center hours are from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on weekends. Visitor Center hours are dependent on staff and volunteer availability and are subject to change. Contact Refuge Headquarters for more information.

The Visitor Center has an exhibit area full of information on the refuge, its history, and cultural and natural resources. Refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. 

The Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center is closed on all Federal Holidays. The dates for 2015 are as follows:

Thursday, January 1st - New Year's Day

Monday, January 19th - Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, February 16th - 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

Friday, December 25th - Christmas Day

Enjoy the Refuge:
The refuge’s trails and non-motorized launch ramp are open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) and fishing piers are open 24 hours a day. Enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching and photography, fishing and special events and programs hosted by the refuge.


To get to the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center:

From Lake Havasu City, Arizona, follow Arizona Highway 95 south approximately 17 miles. The refuge office will be on the right-hand side of the road (34.291554, -114.104776) between mileposts 160 and 162. 

From Parker, AZ follow Arizona Highway 95 north approximately 16 miles. Refuge Headquarters/ Visitor Center will be on the left-hand side of the road.

Download a helpful fact sheet on the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge here.