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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

317 Mesquite Ave, Needles, CA 92363, USA

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About Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge System is a series of lands and waters owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It is a birding hotspot with 318 bird species relying on the diverse habitat.


Attractions Near Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Topock Gorge
Topock Gorge24.69km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Topock Gorge is a mountainous canyon and gorge section of the Colorado River located between Interstate 40 and Lake Havasu. The natural landmarks and river crossing by them were one of the journey markers for travelers on historic Route 66. It is within the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It features natural habitat, wildlife, scenic preservation, and archeology. Mojave people Indian petroglyphs are in the Gorge.

Boundary Cone
Boundary Cone24.77km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Boundary Cone is a geologic promontory located in the western foothills of the Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. The peak is to the east of the Mohave Valley, northeast of Needles, California, and southeast of Bullhead City. The peak is about 4 miles southwest of the mountain community of Oatman and 12 miles east of the Colorado River.

Warm Springs Wilderness
Warm Springs Wilderness31.18km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

The 112,400-acre Warm Springs Wilderness is located in Mohave County. It makes up the entirety of the Black Mesa and parts of the surrounding foothills, washes, alluvial fans, and valleys. The Black Mesa is the southernmost section of the Black Mountains of western Mohave County, in northwest Arizona. The region is in the east and southeast of the Mojave Desert of Arizona, southern Nevada, and California.

Sitgreaves Pass
Sitgreaves Pass33.16km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Sitgreaves Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.096m above the sea level. It is also known as the Oatman Highway. The road is pretty narrow, very curvy, with lots of blind hairpin turns and with no shoulders. It’s a fabulous drive if you are not scared of heights or of tumbling down a mountain side.

Mount Nutt Wilderness
Mount Nutt Wilderness36.99km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Mount Nutt Wilderness is home to more than 100 desert bighorn sheep and burro. The desert is also home to several species of lizards, birds, and small mammals. This desert wilderness sits among a maze of desert canyons and steep mesas, surrounded by volcanic plugs.

Davis Dam
Davis Dam40.49km from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Davis Dam spans the Colorado River in Pyramid Canyon 67 miles downstream from Hoover Dam and 88 miles upstream from Parker Dam.The earth fill dam begins on the Nevada side, but it does not extend to the Arizona side on the east. Instead, there is an inlet formed by earth and concrete, that includes the spillway. The hydroelectric power plant is beside the inlet.

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