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Wednesday, February 22


Featuring 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation opportunities, Hagerman NWR is an excellent destination for BirdingWildlife Viewing,

HikingFishing, Boating, and regulated Hunting.  In addition, the Friends of Hagerman offer many activities, EventsSeminarsVolunteer Opportunities for individuals, and learning opportunities for school and church groups as well.

  • Drive on any road unless gated
  • Park anywhere: please take care not to block gates.
  • Admission to the refuge, parking, tram tours and other events/activities are free, funded by donations.
  • Leashed dogs and non-motorized bikes are welcome.

Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.  

Sunrise by Pam Rendall-Bass

River Otter by Pam Rendall-Bass

Visitor Center Hours:

  • Monday Through Saturday: 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

    For more information, please visit our FAQ Page

    or see More on Refuge Rules

    Questions?   Contact Us

    Check out the latest Featherless Flyer Newsletter

    Lucy by JRolinc Photography 

    Refuge Update:

    Need an outing?  Enjoy the Audio Auto Tour from the comfort of your vehicle, and check out all of the new educational items in the Nature Nook.  The visitor center is open Monday through Saturday 9-4, Sunday 1-5.  It's a great time to visit the refuge!

    Recent Sightings:  

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Mike Petrick

    Red-tailed Hawk - Dark Morph/Harlan's

    by Kitta Weinkauf Dory

    Fox Sparrow 

    by Mike Petrick

    Long-tailed Duck

    by Kitta Weinkauf Dory

    There is A Lot Going On!


    Check Out Our 

    Calendar of Events

    Photo by Laurie Blankenship-Lawler

    Bluebird nesting season is almost here!  Check out this PDF version of our Second Saturday PowerPoint Presentation 

    US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission

    We work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

    Friends Organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation and help millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.

    Lunar Eclipse at the Refuge, May 15, 2022

    By Jeff Gladden

    Friends of Hagerman Mission

    Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to instill reverence, respect, and conservation of our wild creatures and habitats through supporting environmental education, recreational activities, and programs of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Little Blue Heron by Pam Rendall-Bass

    Southern Dogface on Rock Rose by Laurie Sheppard

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    Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

    6465 Refuge Road

    Sherman, TX 75092


    Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

    Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

    Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

    See you at the refuge!

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