Visitor Activities

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset every day.  Observe and photograph wildlife, fish, or hunt during one of the seasons for rabbit, squirrel, dove, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, or feral hog.

  • Audio Auto Tour Route

    Auto Route Audio Tour

    Tour Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in the comfort of your own vehicle! Our Audio Auto Tour Route takes you on an exciting journey through historic and prized portions of the refuge. Listen to recorded narratives at several stops along your way using your mobile device, or one of our state-of-the-art audio interpretive players.


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  • Wildlife Watching

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    Wildlife observation is the most popular activity at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The four mile Wildlife Drive with adjacent wetlands, croplands, and open water is usually the best place to see birds. In more forested areas deer, wild turkey, a variety of hawks, and other forest-dwellers are common.

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  • Nature Trails

    Hiking 150

    See wildlife in their backcountry habitats along one of several hiking trails.

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  • Fishing

    Kids FIshing 150

    The refuge is a popular destination for sports fishermen seeking catfish, sand bass, stripers, crappie, and pan fish year-round.  Come try your luck!

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  • Hunting

    Buck 150

    Enjoy a public lands hunt. White-tailed deer, feral hog, turkey and small game (including dove, squirrel, and rabbit) hunt opportunities are seasonally available to the public.

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  • Interpretation

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    The Refuge Office and Visitor Center are temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors. 


    For the National Wildlife Refuge System, interpretation means finding ways to connect our visitors with our resources. Come learn about some of the wonders of the natural world.

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  • Environmental Education

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    The refuge offers a variety of teaching and learning opportunities provided by staff and volunteers throughout the year.

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  • Wildlife Photography

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    Wildlife photography is one of the most popular activities on the refuge. Early morning just after daybreak and late afternoon just before sunset are often the best times to see and photograph birds and wildlife.

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  • Butterfly Garden

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    Visit our serene butterfly garden, full of wildflowers and wildlife.

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  • Special Events

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    Attend a special event at the refuge.

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