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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

66600 Cibola Lake Road, Yuma, AZ 85328
928-857-3253
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Yuma
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best area in AZ to hunt ducks. Geese hunting also available via a lottery system. Also great viewing for cranes and geese. Well run visitor center. Narrow wooden bridge across the Colorado May not be suitable for a large RV or trailer. Area is about 20 minutes south of I10. Worth a visit to either hunt or view birds.

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Deming, New Mexico
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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want to see thousands of Sand Hill Cranes, geese and other birds this is the place. They still farm the land here to feed the birds when they winter here and there is a self guided driving tour thru the fields where you can observe and get great pictures of these magnificent birds.

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So Cal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have visited Cibola NWR on a number of occasions. We make it a day trip from home (San Bernardino) or on a trip to Phoenix or the Tucson area. It's about 30 minutes south of I 10 via Hwy 78 just west of Blythe. Get detailed directions of the local area, as crossing the Colorado river can be tricky.... More 

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Ventura, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
48 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We walked the tree lined trail to the lake-only a few ducks. But then we took the drive around the fields, and saw burrowing owls perched outside their burrows. Right at sunset, the sand hill cranes took to the air and flew over the hills-a beautiful sight.

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This Refuge is out of the way so plan to spend time getting there, viewing the wildlife then driving to your next destination. Small visitor center but nice trails and self guided auto tour.

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Glendale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

If you like birds this is the place for you. We saw lots of wildlife on the self guided driving tour including Sandhill cranes, Burrowing Owls, Kestrels, Hawks, and more. The kids loved it as well. The visitor's center is very nice. It looks old from the outside but the exhibits inside are excellent and modern. The visitor center staff... More 

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