Plan Your Visit

Visitor Center

Welcome to Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge!

Visitor Center 
Visitor center hours are 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 informational materials and let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. 

The Visitor Center is closed on all Federal Holidays listed below.

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Washington's Birthday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day


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 Visitor Center:

From Lake Havasu City, Arizona, follow Arizona Highway 95 south approximately 17 miles. The entry road to the visitor center and associated trails and fishing docks is on the right-hand side of the road (34.291554, -114.104776) at mile marker 161. 

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.