Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Havasu National Wildlife Rrefuge is for the birds! It’s also for recreation enthusiasts. Located between Parker and Lake Havasu City, Az, this spot is along a popular migratory route for hundreds of species of birds. It’s also a hotspot among thousands of visitors who flock to the refuge for boating, kayaking, canoeing, waterfowl hunting, and fishing.

History & Nature

The refuge protects 30 river miles and 300 miles of shoreline from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. One of the last remaining natural stretches of the lower Colorado River flows through the 20-mile-long Topock Gorge.

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Things to Do

Thousands of visitors annually flock to the refuge to boat through the spectacular Topock Gorge, bird watch or fish along Topock Marsh, hunt waterfowl, or hike to the Havasu Wilderness Area. There are also several launch points available for paddlers looking to kayak or canoe their way through the refuge. 

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Although camping is prohibited on the refuge, there's a multitude of campgrounds, RV parks, and traditional lodging options available in nearby Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.

Hours & Pricing

For hours, please visit the website.

Park Entrance Fees: Free


For More Information

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
317 Mesquite Ave
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-3853

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