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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

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3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
+1 760-326-3853
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Depends on what you're looking for

We traveled here from Lake Havasu after looking at the web site. Once we arrived, we found... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carrie C
Tucson, Arizona
Nice place for an early morning kayak run

If you go early you will see and or hear lots of birds and wildlife, including Beaver if you are... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
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3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled here from Lake Havasu after looking at the web site. Once we arrived, we found extremely poor signage/directions, and several closed roads/trails. Beautiful place for the morning pics that I was taking, but overall disappointing.

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you go early you will see and or hear lots of birds and wildlife, including Beaver if you are lucky. You may not see them but you will hear their tail slappings as they become aware of you. You can launch at Castle Rock...More

1  Thank Quadyak
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and found this wildlife haven. This NWR is located in extreme western Arizona near the town of Needles, CA. It was established to provide migratory bird habitat. We drove and hiked to see birds and we enjoyed...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visit National Wildlife Refuges everywhere we go, with the primary purpose of birding. To begin with it was really difficult to figure out where to access this refuge and what it offers. The web site is sparse and the only map offered is small....More

3  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The scenery is beautiful in this trip best viewed from the river. On the day we went we saw lots of prickly pear cactus in bloom and some wild burros. We also saw birds and wonderful rock formations.

3  Thank Selway M
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We were very impressed with Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Death Valley, and enjoyed the beautiful walking paths and birding activities there. That said, Havasu NWR was very disappointing. At Catfish Paradise on a sunny February morning we saw just 2 coots and a...More

1  Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 23 January 2015

This is a pretty area along the Colorado River. We visited the Catfish Paradise, Pintail Slough and North Dike areas in Arizona to do some birding. Catfish Paradise has very basic accommodations while the other two areas are primitive. Catfish Paradise also has a nice...More

2  Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We went to the Refuge and watched birds. You can fish off the dock here. They have picnic tables and rest rooms. What a nice area. Great job!

Thank jacknval97
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

Having driven fir awhile with a couple of kids and grown kids, we needed to stop. The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge was a fairly quick, but nice little hike over well-established paths to scenic views of the local natural wildlife. Bring your camera, look for...More

3  Thank Brythonic
Reviewed 18 March 2014

A lot of fun for the family. Theirs jet skiing, boating and kayaking. And if you don't like the water they even have buggies you can rent to play in the dirt. Super fun place to visit.

1  Thank Diana M
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22 October 2017|
Response from Quadyak | Reviewed this property |
Not by car and I have not heard of anyone that has hiked it. Does not mean someone hasn't but it is not a hike that is commonly spoken of. Do not know of any trails that lead there from either side. It would not be a good... More