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Address: 3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
Phone Number: 760 326 3853
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Nice place for birding and photography

This is a pretty area along the Colorado River. We visited the Catfish Paradise, Pintail Slough and North Dike areas in Arizona to do some birding. Catfish Paradise has very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were very impressed with Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Death Valley, and enjoyed the beautiful walking paths and birding activities there. That said, Havasu NWR was very disappointing. At Catfish Paradise on a sunny February morning we saw just 2 coots and a grackle. We drove further to locate '5 mile landing' which is listed on the national... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a pretty area along the Colorado River. We visited the Catfish Paradise, Pintail Slough and North Dike areas in Arizona to do some birding. Catfish Paradise has very basic accommodations while the other two areas are primitive. Catfish Paradise also has a nice dock/platform where one can fish or do some birding. Pintail Slough and North Dike, which... More 

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to the Refuge and watched birds. You can fish off the dock here. They have picnic tables and rest rooms. What a nice area. Great job!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Palmdale, California
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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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