Facility Activities

Many different types of outdoor recreation are compatible with the purpose for which the refuge was established and are allowed and encouraged. If you are uncertain if an activity you wish to participate in is permitted, contact the refuge office at 903-786-2826.

Auto Tour - https://friendsofhagerman.com/Auto-Tour

Enjoy the Refuge with an audio narrative tour from the comfort of your car! The tour guides you to experience the refuge at your own pace. Stop by stop you can learn about Hagerman history, refuge missions, and local flora and...

Biking is a good way to see wildlife, learn about habitats, and photograph nature at Hagerman. Yield to pedestrians; refuge trails such as Haller's Haven and Meadow Pond are good multi-use trails for biking. E-bikes are permitted on any refuge roads and trails where traditional bicycle use is...

Birding at Hagerman National Wildlife has been a popular tradition since the beginnings of the refuge in 1946. Birding experts come from all over the U.S. to experience the diversity and abundance of birds. Birding experts track populations through weekly surveys which often result in the...

Boats are allowed on the refuge from March 15th until October 1st annually. Year-round, non-motorized boats are allowed in Big Mineral Creek from the point it connects with Lake Texoma upstream as far as possible. Also year-round, this same portion of Big Mineral Creek is a no wake zone.

Year-round, non-motorized boats are allowed in Big Mineral Creek from the point it connects with Lake Texoma upstream as far as possible. Also year-round, this same portion of Big Mineral Creek is a no wake zone.

Your dog is welcome on the refuge including on hiking trails, but it must remain on a leash and under control of the owner at all times.

Refuge waters include 466 acres of various ponds, 2,195 acres of open water on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma and several miles of creeks, including Big Mineral, Harris and Sandy. Available species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, white bass, crappie, sunfish and...

Haller's Haven - 2.7 Miles, Partial Loop, Easy

This trail offers a great view of the refuge at the top of an easy hill.  Along the way you'll first pass Picnic Pond, then Dead Woman's pond which is often teaming with wildlife.

Raasch Trail...

Situated along a portion of Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, pelicans and other birds. The refuge includes numerous agricultural fields that provide ample feed for...

Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after!...

Hagerman has sites with great views to picnic spread all around the refuge. We have shaded or un-shaded options if you'd like to catch some sun rays. There is outdoor furniture at the visitor center with a view of Lake Texoma (pictured) and an education pavilion nearby that can also be used for...

Rangers and Volunteers lead wildlife walks, tours and educational programs all season long. Events may focus on wildflowers or birds or on seasonal spectacles, such as Snow Geese Migration or Pollinator Enhancements. Some programs may be limited in size or require advance registration. Monthly...

Seasonal nuts and berries can be foraged from Hagerman Refuge lands for personal use only.

Sign up for a tram tour or go at your own pace for an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities at Hagerman. June White-tailed deer poke out of the greenery with their red summer coats, wile Coyotes trot along the fence rows, snakes slither along the banks of the Big Mineral Creek, and you may...