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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
760 326 3853
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Needles
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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Anderson, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

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 birds, and enjoy the views.

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Escondido, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

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.

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Amboy, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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.

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Birch Hills, SK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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 pair of fishermen in their boat. Other than those species, there were the usual sightings... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This rare desert oasis is an amazing place for those looking for a little haven of serenity in a hectic world. However, I really can't suggest this as a summer stop since temperatures often exceed 120 degrees!

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PASADENA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Paddled 17 miles down the Colorado River through Topock Gorge from Moabi to Castle Rock. Saw Bighorn Sheep and the Petroglyphs.

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