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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.

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


Enjoying the Refuge


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


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.

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  • Draft Boating CD Merits Further Discussion

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded the formal public comment period for the draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination (CD) on June 13, 2016. After receiving and reviewing a substantial number of comments seeking reconsideration of the draft CD, the Service has decided more deliberation is required before a final CD is developed.

    More information
  • Proposed Boating Regulation Changes

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared a draft compatibility determine for recreational boating on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The public comment period is now closed and the Service is currently reviewing all comments.

    Draft Compatibility Determination
  • Wildlife of Havasu


    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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016
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