In The Community


The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge supports surrounding communities in many ways.

Nature Tourism:
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a long corridor on the east side of the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The refuge is very unique with a variety of habitats from riparian areas to backwaters to Mohave Desert uplands. Visitors partake in the many activities offered on the refuge and in the surrounding communities. See our Visit Us page for more information.

Home Values:
A national study conducted in 2012 shows that owning a home near a national wildlife refuge increases home values and helps support the surrounding community’s tax base. According to the study, homes located within half a mile of a refuge and within eight miles of an urban center were found to have higher home values. This report is the first national study to analyze national wildlife refuges’ impact on land values.

Helpful Information
Wildlife Watching in the U.S.: The Economic Impacts of National and State Economies in 2006