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Welcome to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge! 

View our refuge brochure as an interactive pdf (requires flash).

Refuge Trails and Day Use Areas

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year, free of charge.  Although uncommon, all roads and facilities are subject to temporary closures due to weather or construction.  Please contact the refuge headquarters at (903)786-2826 for current conditions if you are planning a trip.  

Refuge Office


  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Refuge staff are happy to answer any questions and provide brochures and other information


Visitor Center


  • Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00pm - 5:00 pm.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. 
  • Refuge volunteers and staff are available to provide you with maps, brochures, and checklists and let you know what's happening on the refuge. Exhibits highlighting wildlife and habitats, migratory birds, and the former town of Hagerman are located inside.


Please see the Visitor Activities page for information on what is available to see and do at the refuge.

Informational Kiosk

An informational kiosk is located near the driveway to the Visitor Center on Refuge Road. Refuge maps and information are available here for those who arrive when the Visitor Center is closed.  

Wildlife Drive  
The 4-mile Wildlife Drive located near the Visitor Center crosses the refuge at the south end of the lake.  Interpretive signs along the route provide information on various types of wildlife and habitat that can be seen along the way.

Refuge Headquarters

To conduct official refuge business or obtain a Senior or Access Pass, the Refuge Headquarters is open Monday – Friday 7:30am-4:00pm.  It is closed on all Federal holidays. 


From Dallas: North on Hwy. 75 to US 82; west on US 82 for 5 miles; north on Hwy. 289 for 4 miles; west on Refuge Road for 4 miles.
From I-35: Exit 498A to US 82 east; US 82 east (27 miles) to Hwy. 289; north on Hwy. 289 for 4 miles; west on Refuge Road for 4 miles.
From Oklahoma: South on Hwy. 75 to exit 69 (FM 120 in Denison, TX); west on FM 120 for 3.5 miles; south on FM 1417 for 2.5 miles; west on Refuge Road (watch for sign) for 6 miles to refuge entrance.
From US Hwy. 82: North on Hwy. 289 for 4 miles; west on Refuge Road for 4 miles. 

GPS Coordinates:  33.442108 and -96.450725

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