Imperial National Wildlife Refuge


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Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 72217
Yuma, AZ 85365

Phone:928-783-3371
Fax:928-783-0652
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/imperial.html
Established: 1941.
Location:North of Yuma, Arizona.
Facilities:Visitor center, observation tower, hiking trails, auto tour route, historic features.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting.
Special Features:Wetland wildlife is most abundant in winter when ‘snowbirds’ such as cinnamon teal and northern pintail use the refuge. During the summer months, visitors are likely to see permanent residents such as great egrets and muskrat. At dawn and dusk, desert bighorn sheep and mule deer can be seen near the river.
Habitats: 25,768 acres of desert uplands and riparian wetlands along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last unchannelized section before the river enters Mexico.
Access: Most areas are open 24 hours a day year round.
Wild life: Waterfowl, marsh and waterbirds, shorebirds, songbirds, mule deer, and desert bighorn sheep.

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