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


Public Safety Closures

January 28, 2020

The refuge will be implementing a temporary closure during feral swine aerial eradication efforts. However, the Colorado River will not be closed during this time. The temporary closures will be effective on most refuge lands, February 3-7, 2020.

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Prescribed fire operations

January 28, 2020

USFWS Fire Crews will be conducting prescribed fire operations at two marsh locations in the Lake Havasu City area between February 3 and February 7. Fire operations will be conducted to remove hazardous woody fuel and improve marsh habitat for Yuma Ridgeway’s Rails.

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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.

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Hunting at the Refuge


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.

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Wilderness on Havasu NWR


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


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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