We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3 mi southeast of Needles off I-40, Needles, CA 92363
Phone Number: +1 760-326-3853

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Enjoyable trip on the river to view this.

The scenery is beautiful in this trip best viewed from the river. On the day we went we saw lots of prickly pear cactus in bloom and some wild burros. We also saw birds and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 21, 2016
Selway M
,
Pahrump, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Pahrump, Nevada
Level Contributor
170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

The scenery is beautiful in this trip best viewed from the river. On the day we went we saw lots of prickly pear cactus in bloom and some wild burros. We also saw birds and wonderful rock formations.

Helpful?
1 Thank Selway M
Stillwater, Minnesota
Level Contributor
237 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank MNDoodles
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
343 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank FrequentTraveler696
Liberty Lake, Washington
Level Contributor
117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
Thank jacknval97
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Brythonic
Escondido, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Diana M
Level Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 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.

Helpful?
3 Thank KatTabler
Amboy, California
Level Contributor
106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
2 Thank HarryHendo
Birch Hills, SK
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank MoeSKBirchHills_SK
Kingman, Arizona
Level Contributor
190 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
1 Thank AdventurerJim

Travelers who viewed Havasu National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

Needles, California Desert
Needles, California Desert
 
Needles, California Desert
Needles, California Desert
 

Been to Havasu National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Havasu National Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?