Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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.

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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.

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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

Seeking Public Input

April 15, 2021

The refuge is proposing to update the hunting and fishing program and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes that include: changes to hunt/fish unit boundaries and hunt-able species, additions to the hunt-able species list, changes to hunting seasons, additions to methods of take.

Learn more and submit comments

Social Distancing

During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities are closed and most scheduled events have been postponed. If visiting one of our locations, please ensure public health and safety, by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene. For more information, visit our webpage, FWS Coronavirus Response and call for local conditions.

FWS Public Health Update

Fire Restrictions

Due to increased fire danger in southeastern California and western Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

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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.

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Hunting at the Refuge

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The refuge provides opportunities to hunt a variety of wildlife, including a waterfowl lottery hunt at Pintail Slough. Remaining Pintail Slough waterfowl blinds are available for purchase on a first-come first served basis beginning October 15th, through the hunt season until all Pintail Slough waterfowl blinds are filled.

Learn more and apply

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?

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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