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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

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66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Yuma, AZ 85328-9001
+1 928-857-3253
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It must be great during the migration season.

Unfortunately I think I was here a little too late in the year and missed the migrating birds... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
PeterFJ
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Ottawa, Canada
Amazing place to explore!

We arrived on March 5th and found out that there were only a few Sandhill Cranes and geese left... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
Gina A
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Dallas, Texas
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66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Yuma, AZ 85328-9001
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Unfortunately I think I was here a little too late in the year and missed the migrating birds. There is a driving tour you can take around the refuge which goes past a pond. When I was there there was one Canada Goose and various...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We arrived on March 5th and found out that there were only a few Sandhill Cranes and geese left, the rest had already left for the season. I was so sad but was determined to see what else I could find. We ended up spending...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Near Palo Verde, California there is an entrance to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge for camping. Have the location saved because WiFi seems to be nonexistent in that area.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

A sunny & cool day in January was perfect to visit the refuge. First we went to the visitor center to learn more about Cibola, hikes and drives. We were greeted by a volunteer who had much knowledge of this area. First we took the...More

1  Thank limey52
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Wildlife in a wild locale. A bit out of the way but the location is a treat. Birders paradise and if you enjoy quiet it is a fascinating place. The winter is a good time to visit as it will be cooler than the overpowering...More

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and were impressed by what we found. This NWR is located in western Arizona along the Colorado River near the town of Cibola, AZ. It was established as mitigation for the straightening, channelization, and armoring of the...More

3  Thank BluegooseTraveler
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our Arizona Field Ornithologists field trip on October 21 was great. The day was divided between driving the Goose Loop Auto Tour, viewing the Visitor Center exhibits, walking the Cornfield Nature Trail, driving to Hart Mine Marsh and the Island Unit, and birding above Cibola...More

3  Thank Diane D
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

It's a remote location. It takes some back road driving. Once you get there, it's quiet. There are lots of species of wildlife to see, but you have to plan it right. Most of the migratory birds leave by mid-March. You aren't allowed out of...More

1  Thank Beth W
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are a bird lover, you will enjoy a trip to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. At least in January - not sure about other months. This refuge is off the beaten path, some would say in the middle of nowhere, but is worth the...More

6  Thank Lokoloko123
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

We drove about 175 miles to get to the refuge and was not disappointed. The visitor's center was well equipped with information and the staff very friendly and helpful. The migrating ducks, geese and sandhill cranes were abundant. The stroll through the woodland trails provided...More

3  Thank Maryl0u43
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BonsaiMe
January 3, 2018|
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I tried with no success to have the address corrected with Trip Advisor. I don't remember their reasoning but I also gave them Cibola, AZ as the address that the National Wildlife Refuge System lists as the physical... More
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Maryl0u43
January 5, 2016|
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Go south to I-10 head west into CA the a little beyond Blythe, look for large signs which direct you South back to Cibola AZ and the refuge. Lots of reasonable hotels and restaurants in Blythe. Great place to visit in the... More
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