Havasu National Wildlife Refuge


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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 3009
Needles, CA 92363

Phone:760-326-3853
Fax:760-326-5745
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/havasu
Established: 1941.
Location:On the Arizona side of the Colorado River, north of I-40.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, historic features, 3 boat launches, campground (concession).
Activities:Boating, canoeing, water-skiing, jetskiing (with restriction), camping, fishing, hiking, hunting.
Special Features:The refuge protects 30 river miles—300 miles of shoreline—from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Arizona's Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 and the California Desert Protection Act in 1994 together designated 17,606 acres, or 32 percent of the refuge, as wilderness.
Habitats: 37,515 acres of Topock marsh, Colorado River, backwater bays, desert mountains, and cliffs.
Access: A small portion of Topock Marsh is closed to all entry from October through January to decrease disturbance to wildlife.
Wild life: Endangered Yuma clapper rail, desert bighorn sheep, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, roadrunners and tanagers.

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