Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Razorback Sucker

    This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.

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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy images of wildlife you will find on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

    View the Gallery

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    Yuma clapper rail

    Staff conduct yearly surveys for the endangered Yuma clapper rail which breeds in the 4,000-acre Topock Marsh.

    Wildlife & Habitat

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    Dragonflies

    At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.

News

Feral Hog Eradication

September 13, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be implementing a temporary closure of portions of the Refuge during feral swine aerial eradication efforts. However, the Colorado River will not be closed during eradication efforts.

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Hunting at the Refuge

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Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. The refuge will be taking applications for the 2018-2019 waterfowl hunt season until September 14, 2018.

Hunting

Wildlife of Havasu

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The refuge provides important habitat for many species, including 318 documented species of birds that rest, nest or feed on this important landscape.

Wildlife and Habitat
Get out into nature

Wilderness on Havasu NWR

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Did you know Havasu National Wildlife Refuge includes 17,801 acres of designated wilderness?

Learn more here

Featured Stories

Enjoying the Refuge

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Visitors to the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge have many choices to enjoy the outdoors, including fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing, hunting and wildlife watching.

Get outside!

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS