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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

#6 of 8 things to do in Needles Features Animals
3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
+1 760-326-3853
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Not much to offer for a National Wildlife Refuge

We visit National Wildlife Refuges everywhere we go, with the primary purpose of birding. To... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Mark M
,
Medina, Texas
Enjoyable trip on the river to view this.

The scenery is beautiful in this trip best viewed from the river. On the day we went we saw lots... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2016
Selway M
,
Pahrump, Nevada
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13 Feb 2017
“Not much to offer for a National Wildlife Refuge”
21 Mar 2016
“Enjoyable trip on the river to view this.”
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3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
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+1 760-326-3853
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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 19 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
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Breathtaking views in the middle of the desert. Wildlife abounds and the fishing is fine. Five Mile Landing and Catfish Paradise parking and dock areas are amazing.

3  Thank KatTabler
Reviewed 27 May 2013

It's always amazing to that there is an abundance of wildlife in the Mojave Desert. And this place is a good place to view aquatic wildlife in the border area of Nevada, Arizona and California.

2  Thank HarryHendo
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Birding the marshes at Topock meant walking more than driving but had we got to the Reserve earlier we may have been better rewarded. However a Least Bittern made this stop worthwhile as did a Belted kingfisher and a Canada goose that was following a...More

Thank MoeSKBirchHills_SK
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