Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Overview

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (Taylor S. Kennedy/National Geographic/Getty)
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Contact Details
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 3009
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: 760-326-3853

Havasu Wilderness provides a primitive mountainous desert experience. Topock Marsh Unit—4,000 acres of Topock Marsh. Topock Gorge—ColoradoRiver, backwater bays, beautiful desert, mountains, and cliffs. Havasu wilderness measures 14,606 acres.

Recreation and Education
Wildlife observation and study, photography, boating, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Endangered Yumaclapper rail, desert bighorn sheep, variety of marsh birds, and neotropical migrant landbirds. In the desert uplands, there are a variety of reptiles.

Directions to Office
From I-40, exit on J Street. Proceed southwest. Turn right at the headquarters entrance sign and follow the signs. To Topock Marsh from Needles: Take Harbor Avenue North; turn right onto Highway 95 to refuge signs.

Temperatures get extremely high in the summer months. Bring plenty of water, a hat, and sun protection.

Published: 28 Oct 2008 | Last Updated: 13 Sep 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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